Grenadines To Get First Solar-Battery Microgrid System

The Grenadines island of Mayreau will be home to the First Solar Battery Storage Microgrid System within the state.

in December 2017 Vinlec and EcoEnergy, N.V a Curacao solar energy firm, signed a contract to begin the engineering, procurement, and construction of the system.

Following the summer of 2018 when it is expected to be connected, the project will reduce the use of diesel for the generation of electricity.

It is expected to produce enough renewable energy to silence the diesel generators for up a period of 6 to 10 hours per day. This will lead to a significant reduction in both greenhouse gas emissions and noise in the small island community, according to the Energy Unit.

Due to its advanced engineering, manufacturing and construction techniques, the installation should be able to withstand Category 5 Hurricanes.

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