The island microgrid is powered by a 355 kW photovoltaic (PV) array. Nuvation Energy provided a custom energy storage system (ESS) controller to enable unified control of 27 battery banks and two diesel gensets. We also provided a battery management system to expand battery storage capacity by an additional 1 MWh.
The solar array powers all appliances, lighting, air conditioning and systems on the island, switching off at dusk to run only silent battery power at night. The solar array will turn on at sunrise to refuel the batteries from the night before, while continuing to run the island’s electric loads.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Islas Secas microgrid.
- Solar-powered eco-resort off the coast of Panama
- 355 kW PV array + 1.5 MWh of storage (AGM batteries) to provide power at night
- Two 200kW diesel backup generators
- Provide custom ESS controller to enable unified control of 27 battery banks and two diesel gensets
- Provide battery management solutions to expand battery storage capacity to 2.5 MWh
- Replace existing BMS in 1.5 MWh system, provide BMS for additional 1 MWh of storage