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Combined solar and storage system goes online in the Philippines

The first solar-plus-storage microgrid to use Tesla batteries has been inaugurated in the Philippines
By Staff reporter 21 March 2018 0 30106

The first solar-plus-storage microgrid to use Tesla batteries has been inaugurated in the Philippines, according to Energy Storage News.

The system, which has been installed in the region of Paluan, uses solar panels with 2 MW of capacity manufactured by Solar Philippines, 2 MW of Tesla’s Powerpack lithium-ion industrial and grid-scale storage batteries, and 2 MW of diesel back-up.

It is designed to eliminate the brownouts that have been affecting the community and is expected to be 50% cheaper than power provided by local...