solar plus storage

Canadian Solar wins 52 MW project with Colombia Ministry of Energy

The solar project Caracoli was secured in a public auction, and the power will be sold via a 15-year power purchase agreement. November 8, 2021 Ryan Kennedy A Canadian Solar module is inspected. Image: Canadian Solar Canadian Solar secured a contract with the nation of Colombia’s Ministry of Energy and is scheduled to build the …

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Hurricane-resistant solar and energy storage microgrid to be built in Puerto Rico

The Enel X-constructed microgrid will power project partner Eaton’s manufacturing operations. October 6, 2021 Ryan Kennedy Power management company Eaton has partnered with Enel X for a second joint microgrid project in Puerto Rico. The solar-plus-storage facility is intended to support Eaton’s Las Piedras circuit breaker manufacturing plant, lessening the company’s reliance on the island’s …

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A remote village on Puerto Rico gains a solar-based microgrid

After Hurricane Maria struck, the village of Castañer was without electricity for six months. Now, a solar and battery storage microgrid will support businesses that offer essential goods and services. March 22, 2021 David Wagman A rural village in a mountainous part of Puerto Rico was selected to receive support for a solar energy microgrid …

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Puerto Rico awaits first procurements to add 3.75 GW solar, 1.5 GW storage

Puerto Rico regulators ordered the utility PREPA to procure solar and storage, although the utility’s board chairman says the island’s grid can support only a fraction of the mandated amount. January 18, 2021 William Driscoll The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau ordered the utility PREPA to issue six procurements in the next 30 months, totaling 3.75 …

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