Decarbonization: a national challenge
Storage and solar: the safe choice
A viable alternative to the old diesel generator - costly, polluting yet safe and reliable in case of a blackout - needed to be presented to Establishment Labs as it was looking for an improved and tailor-made solution.
Enel X worked with Establishment Labs to identify the equipment and facilities that would need to remain operational during an outage. For example, the company determined that equipment in its cleanroom would need to remain operational to maintain product quality.
With that in mind, Enel X developed a combined system consisting of a 500 kW/1MWh lithium-ion battery and 276 kW-worth of solar PV providing enough power to run this equipment in case of a grid failure.
Enel X also oversaw the installation and integration of the assets within the facility’s existing systems. At the time it was installed, the project was the largest solar-plus-storage system in Central America.