Equatorial Guinea: Solar microgrid for Annobon Island

Issue 279 - 17 Jun 2014 | 2 minute read

The government has contracted US company MAECI Solar, in collaboration with GE Power & Water and Princeton Power Systems, to install a 5MW solar microgrid system on Annobon Island. The microgrid will provide electricity for the island’s 5,000 residents using GE’s battery-based energy storage system, which is designed to withstand the high temperatures on the island. The project is being led by MAECI Solar, which is providing the solar modules and system integration. US firm Princeton Power will be responsible for the energy management system and controls.

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