Greenbriar secures EPC contractor for Puerto Rico solar project
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Canadian renewables developer Greenbriar Capital Corp (CVE:GRB) has found the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor that will realise its 80-MW to 160-MW AC Montalva solar-plus-storage project in Puerto Rico.
The company said today it has signed a fully executed cooperation agreement with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a Beijing-based power projects specialist, for the design and construction of Puerto Rico’s new solar park.
“CMEC has the industrial might and horsepower to build this complex solar project for the citizens of Puerto Rico that encompasses a very large DC/AC ratio and significant battery storage systems that account for up to 45% of the rated capacity, providing power long after the sun goes down,” Greenbriar CEO Jeff Ciachurski said.
The Montalva facility will help the hurricane-stricken island wean off expensive imported crude oil and move towards green, reliable and affordable power, Greenbriar added.
In early January 2020, Puerto Rico was rocked by a series of earthquakes, which damaged the 990-MW Costa Sur HFO power plant, leaving around a third of the island’s population without electricity, CBS News then reported.
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