Energy Options

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Energy Solution
Capital Costs & O&M
System Lifetine
Availability of Resources
Vulnerability to Damage from Natural Forces
High capital costs, low operating costs
20-25 years
Generator Sets (diesel/gas)
Low capital costs, high operating costs
3-10 years
Very low
Medium capital costs, low operating costs
10-15 years
Site specific
Low-medium capital costs, low operating costs
50-100 years
Site specific

Battery backup systems can be used in a variety of situations. They are ssential complement to solar photovoltaics and wind systems. They can also supplement unreliable grid electricity.