A year after hurricane Maria, many businesses in Puerto Rico have installed microgrids to assist them in case of an emergency.
In March 2018, AG Group Inc. hosted a training event at their facility. They invited Wholesale Electric and Schneider Electric to provide the latest information on Schneider Electric’s microgrid product line, including the ConextTM XW+, and the ConextTM MPPT 80 600 family of products.
AG Group Inc. designed and installed one such microgrid in a pre-school, where they collaborated with Wholesale and Schneider Electric from the very beginning.
About 30 kids attend the pre-school, which is required by the government to maintain a standard of care. Their main priority for this project was food safety, as they prepare meals for the kids and refrigeration is critical.
This system has roughly 16KW of solar array, with four ConextTM MPPT 80 600s, three ConextTM XW+ 6848s, and 57Kw-H of storage.
During the commissioning, the system was tested to operate the pre-school during a full power outage and the systems performed as per specifications. This test included three large air conditioners, as well as all other appliances on site.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to be present for this microgrid commissioning. It is not often that I get to witness the full project cycle, from product training, to design review, to the final step of commissioning. I am very proud of our involvement in this project,” said Sandra Herrera, Applications Engineer at Schneider Electric.