Textile company Proquinal has successfully commissioned the largest integrated energy system in Costa Rice with technology provided by Rolls Royce. The commission includes solar installations and battery storage at their production site.
The energy produced by the two 40-foot MTU EnergyPacks have a total storage capacity of 4,275 kWh and an output of 1,500 kVA. They are used to meet peak electricity demand, increase the company's own use of solar power, and relieve pressure on the public grid. The energy system is expected to lead to significantly lower energy costs for Proquinal, since the stored energy is going to be used during peak periods in the production process when energy costs are at their highest.
By generating CO2-free electricity, they help prevent the emission of more than 285 tons of CO2 per year compared to conventional electricity generation.
Moisés Hernández, General Director of Proquinal in Costa Rica said: "The smart use of energy with our new system is a great step forward towards clean and affordable electricity generation and a contribution to a better use of renewable energy in the country."