Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS)

A microgrid is an energy generation and distribution system of low tension that uses a generation source, in this case photovoltaic solar modules, storage batteries and a software to manage the generated electricity and deliver it to the consumption site. It can be controlled as a single entity and operate in parallel with the grid or in an intentional isolation mode.

Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS) is a new, industry-leading financing model that allows companies to deploy microgrids without any upfront investment, while eliminating financial risks and complexity in the process, helping microgrids to deploy in the country.

In some cases, the upfront cost to purchase a microgrid can exceed your CAPEX budget.  If so, then you might consider our Microgrid-as-a-Service contract. This new, industry-leading financing model helps you to deploy microgrids faster, cheaper, while giving you full ownership over time. 

In greenenergy®️ we give a complete service: installing the equipment (solar modules, inverters and batteries), organizing the financial plan, operation and maintenance for each client, with the goal that this is an affordable and turnkey solution.

Benefits:

  • Zero upfront investment*
  • Immediate and healthy return of investment
  • Predictable payments and a hedge against utility bill inflation
  • Immediate savings
  • Avoid remodeling or infrastructure costs
  • Energy security and independence 24/7
  • Increases client’s resilience and sustainability
  • Ownership of equipment over time
  • Off Balance Sheet ownership
  • Reduce energy cost by monetizing tax incentives (for non-profits and governmental organizations)
  • Quick response to consumption changes to guarantee the tension stability and electric frequency

*Credit review is required

Our offer:

We have partnered with the leading energy storage equipment manufacturers, microgrid software and control service providers, local and international financial institutions to create the most bankable MaaS offer in Costa Rica today. 

With greenenergy®️ as your local development partner, we can give you a full turnkey experience from performance modeling, designing, engineering, and installing the microgrid to operating and maintaining it throughout its useful life.  We are proud to offer our existing and new clients this innovative approach to microgrid finance and ownership today. 

Contact us if you are interested!

Energy storage is the action of keeping energy in some sort of source to be used by the consumer whenever is more convenient.

ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS
according to your needs.

  • It is the combination of both systems, the user remains connected to the grid, uses an interconnected system to produce energy but also has an energy storage system to manage the energy source and backup certain energy loads or all of its consumption.
  • It is known by the use of batteries. The consumer will use 100% of the energy produced through the solar panels, without being connected to the public grid and will use the batteries as a resource to storage and manage energy. These types of systems provide energy self-sufficiency, since they do not depend on external resources (power grid) to function. In case of an emergency, there may be a power plant (generator) to recharge the batteries.
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    Tropiks Work

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  • Tortuguero

    Ahorro mensual:
  • Maleku House

    Ahorro mensual: 100%

Criteria to evaluate before choosing an
energy storage solution

Chemistry
In greenenergy we are committed to the latest technology. There are new technologies that have been designed to be combined with photovoltaic systems. The chemicals that are commercially available are those made out of LFP (lithium ferrosphosphate) and NMC (nickel, mangnesium and cobalt). In Costa Rica, the most used is Lead-Acid because of its low cost, however it is inefficient regarding maintenance and life cycle

Depth of Discharge(DoD)
New technology batteries allow to extract about 80-90% of the designed capacity (kWh), this means that they can be fully discharged without damaging the equipment.

Cycles
It refers to the typical process of discharge an recharge of the solution. A good solution should have the capacity of delivering at least 4000 cycles to a 90% DoD before it must be substituted. If a cycle is used per day, the battery should be changed after 11 years, being this the maximum usage of the asset.

Warranty
All experienced brands should offer at least 10 years of warranty on battery capacity. This shows how the energy storage will function, considering usage over time. A responsible supplier should deliver operational curves, technical sheets, quality certifications, amongst others.

Which are the additional benefits of an
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