1 MW of solar, 4.5 MW of wind power and 6 MW/3.2 MWh energy storage system
Heavy dependence on fossil fuel imports, coupled with a growing climate crisis, puts islands around the globe in a very unique bind as it relates to energy security. Relying on oil, diesel and natural gas shipments has been a very expensive endeavor and traditionally the only option for these isolated communities. That is until now. Integrating renewable energy has not only become an economically viable alternative, it’s also a sustainable one.
Graciosa, a Portuguese territory located in the northern Azores, is one of many islands pursuing a hybrid approach to island grid energy generation, combining wind, solar, energy storage and thermal generation.
Led by Graciolica Lda, the project will combine solar and wind generation, together with energy storage using lithium-ion batteries supplied by Leclanché SA. This project represents the journey towards a 100% renewable energy future with an integrated power system combining renewables, engines and energy storage that will deliver both economic and environmental benefits.