Off-Grid Install in the Exumas, Bahamas

Off-Grid Install in the Exumas, Bahamas

Customer goal:

Reduce Diesel consumption by 70% or more on an off-grid island in the Exumas. System currently powering a bar, restaurant, 6 cabanas and 3 employee housing apartments.

Description:

It’s difficult to enjoy an island paradise in the middle of the Caribbean with the diesel generators drowning out the sounds of the waves. We installed an expandable solar off-grid system to increase the chill and lower the noise at this island getaway.

Collectors: 6200 Watts to start with expansion as the new buildings are build.

Inverters: Nine battery backed inverters (8KW each at the 30Min rate), 6 strings of batteries with 546 KWH of capacity and two solar inverters.

Result:

The system went live in Early December 2013 it is performing as expected. Expansion of the Solar and battery system is expected in the near future to handle more cabanas. System was built into a container making island install quick and easy.