In this op-ed, AES Energy Storage underscores the role that battery storage can play in making grids more secure and resilient during and after disasters.
The Texas-based residential solar company is in discussions with the governor of the hurricane-ravaged island to help rebuild its grid.
With more than 95% of Puerto Ricans without power, the U.S. solar industry is coming to the aid of the battered island.
The company has already begun shipping energy storage systems to Puerto Rico, and hopes to have the first microgrids up and running in a month’s time.
In this interview from the Solar Power International trade show, Sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann and Senior VP Blake Richetta talk about the market for backup power, and how this has been influenced by recent disasters
The new PV capacity will be part of a plan to add 1.5 GW of new generation capacity and to address the state of emergency in the island’s electricity system.
The German-based tech group has been commissioned by the EPC to provide monitoring and supervision technology to the Oriana solar plant, which is the largest in the Caribbean.
The energization of the 45 MW plant was done by Oriana Energy, a subsidiary of French-based solar power producer Sonnedix Group, in partnership with Yarotek, who have now completed two PV projects in Puerto Rico in quick succession.
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