The shift to renewables
The challenge now is not just to power up Puerto Rico, but to do so in a way that safeguards the island’s energy future. In the race to restore the nation’s electricity post-Maria, the renewables sector saw solid gains.
And with every challenge is also an opportunity, as on the Island lives an entire generation believing in the great economic potential of their homeland, and that is aware of the existing rich natural resources that, if used wisely, can guarantee a sustainable future within the power industry.
The effects of the past storms have cleared the path for renewable energy providers to dive into Puerto Rico and present their solutions, with solar panels being the most commonly and widely promoted since the climatic events. But in case that the answer is solar, hybrid or micro grid, the question remains whether or not the chosen system is efficient enough to meet the quality standards and power needs, and reliable enough to sustain the winds of a Cat-5 hurricane.
When it comes to renewable energy, the Dutch are world-renowned for their innovative technology, first-class engineering, not to mention a strong commitment with the renewables and environment. WES has developed sustainable projects in similar island locations with complete project feasibility analysis and hybrid solutions.