Costa Rica Hotel to Set Up Microgrid with Heila Technologies Controller


Ethan Howland

The owners of a Marriott hotel in Costa Rica are installing a microgrid in a first for the Marriott chain in Latin America.

The solar plus storage microgrid at the Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén will use control and optimization software made by Heila Technologies, the companies said July 13.

The project includes 250 kW of solar, a 360-kW/720-kWh battery storage system and a 1 MVA backup generator.

The microgrid will allow the hotel in La Ribera to avoid 21 tons of greenhouse gas a year, reduce electricity use and increase its resilience from electrical outages.

“Our goal with this initiative is to help the environment by reducing carbon emissions while also reducing electricity consumption,” said Daniel Grew, strategic sustainability adviser for CPG Hospitality, one of the hotel’s owners.

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