Rolls-Royce Battery Technology At Costa Rica Facility

By Jack Burke18 December 2020

Rolls-Royce has provided the technology required for textile company Proquinal in Alajuela to successfully commission the largest integrated energy system in Costa Rica. The system includes both battery storage and solar installations at the site.

Two 40 ft. MTU battery containers from Rolls-Royce with a total storage capacity of 4275 kWh and an output of 1500 kVA are used to meet peak electricity demand, increase the company’s own use of solar power, and relieve pressure on the public grid. 690 photovoltaic panels with 255 kWp capacity have been installed by solar provider Swissol on covered parking spaces at Proquinal and connected to the battery containers to support the system. By generating CO2-free electricity, they help prevent the emission of more than 285 tons of CO2 per year compared to conventional electricity generation. Costa Rica has set itself the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

The MTU EnergyPacks are mainly charged from the grid at night, during favorable electricity tariff periods, and in the afternoon. The stored energy is used for Proquinal Costa Rica’s textile production process during the two peak periods in the morning and evening, when energy costs are highest. Since electricity is 4.5 times more expensive during peak hours than the nighttime rate, the new energy system will allow the company to achieve savings of approximately US $41,000 per month, which will allow a payback of the investment in a period of 4.3 years.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, Diesel Gas & Turbine News; News features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Jack Burke Senior Editor, Diesel Gas Turbine Tel: +1 262 754 4150 E-mail: jack.burke@khl.com
Gabriele Dinsel Sales Manager Tel: +49 711 3416 74 71 E-mail: gabriele.dinsel@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Latest News
ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines
ABB Turbocharging to deliver A200-L turbochargers for six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers
Freudenberg’s simulation software helps operators optimize air filtration
Company’s e.FFECT can help configure filtration systems
1.1 GW plant now in operation
Plant managed by Advanced Power