Tesla Powerpack 2 Battery to Be Used by CleanSpark for New Solar & Storage Microgrid Project

by Eva Fox September 21, 2020

Tesla Powerpack 2 Battery to Be Used by CleanSpark for New Solar & Storage Microgrid Project

CleanSpark has announced the commissioning of its software for a new solar and storage microgrid project in Central America that will be powered by Tesla's Powerpack 2 rechargeable energy storage system.

The company said it is partnered with an energy developer to deploy this unique solution for Micro Technologies SA, a major international assembly and manufacturing company. The microgrid is for their new factory located in the San Jose, Alajuela Province of Costa Rica, according to Proactive.

This project will include on-grid solar systems and energy storage systems to offset electricity costs and provide backup power during power outages.

CleanSpark is providing its patented mPulse controls with market-based forecasting and operation. The company has also procured and will incorporate the Tesla Powerpack 2 battery energy storage system, which will provide 558kW/1115kWh storage.



It is the second microgrid located in Costa Rica with the mPulse controller paired with Tesla's energy storage solution.

In a statement, Zach Bradford, CEO of CleanSpark commented: "We are extremely pleased to have partnered with local energy professionals on another microgrid project in Costa Rica. In addition to assisting the developer to provide resilient power and cost savings for MicroTech on a remote location, this system provides renewable clean-energy, an objective stated by the country of Costa Rica, in their pursuit of being powered by 100% renewables. This edict is enthusiastically supported by CleanSpark and our local partners. We look forward to continuing to utilize our technologies to provide energy certainty, clean power, and cost avoidance throughout the region."

 



Tesla Powerpack will help to significantly reduce the financial impact associated with power outages during production. The utilization of the AC-coupled solar array, also operated and managed by CleanSpark's mPulse software, will further extend the resiliency of the system.

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