Compare with Alternatives

Compare with Alternatives

Terrajoule technology offers a rapid payback when displacing diesel fuel.  In cases where low-cost alternative energy is available, it is probably already being used instead of diesel.  Where diesel is used for heavy-duty electricity production, round the clock and throughout the year, solar is economically attractive, but must have 24/7 capability and be controllable at all times.  That usually requires 8 hours or more of storage capacity.

There is one alternative that can perform the required function:  PV solar panels combined with batteries, along with sufficient control and power conditioning to integrate with diesel generators.  Terrajoule is decisively favorable to PV+Batteries:

•Typically half the cost, or less, for the equivalent generation, storage and power control capacity.
•Terrajoule systems perform very well in hot locations (cold too).
•Terrajoule system performance does not degrade over time, with a minimum 25 year useful life.
•Terrajoule naturally complements diesel generation, for optimum financial return.
•Terrajoule operates with or without a cooling water supply.
•Terrajoule cost will compare even more favorably in future to the PV+Batteries combination, so a multi-site organization can commit to the technology as a long-term solution.