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La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm

La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm is located in the heart of the Isla Bastimentos rainforest, nestled in a 55-acre estate that stretches from the shores of the Bahia Honda mangroves, through tropical forests and groves of fruit trees, to the highest point of Isla Bastimentos, in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The property borders the spectacular National Marine Park. Passionate about sharing this natural beauty and luxury while protecting its precious environment and the lives of its inhabitants, this one-of-a-kind hospitality complex set itself the goal of generating 100% of the electricity it requires to operate with a solar photovoltaic system, aiming for the highest quality standards and using available cutting-edge technology. In this respect, the system designed and installed by La Casa de las Baterías includes a solar photovoltaic system, lithium-ion batteries and solar equipment that ensure the efficient supply of all the electrical energy necessary for this majestic place to provide its guests with eco-friendly luxury accommodation. We installed 58 Jinko Solar Panels for a total of 23.2kWp. This solar photovoltaic (PV) system supplies the entire tourist complex with electricity. The system is designed to charge the 81.6kWh lithium-ion battery bank, using charge controllers which enable an input of up to 600V, the ideal voltage to optimize the energy generated and reduce the wiring gauge required in the strings. Three 6kVA inverters/chargers were used, in a 208/120Vac three-phase configuration. The system includes a backup generator set which kicks in to maintain the continuity of the electricity. The system works automatically, controlling lithium battery discharge values and optimizing the loads that can happen randomly, at times when solar generation allows it. All system monitoring is done remotely.
La Casa de las Baterías
La Casa de las Baterías Energía is a company whose experience in the design and construction of electric power projects in Central America spans more than 45 years. It has extensive experience in the development of microgrids, solar photovoltaic systems, uninterruptible power supply systems and electric vehicle charging stations. Supplier of thebest brands of electrical components for the region.

Award Category

Sustainability/CSR PV Project

Location

Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro

Country

Panamá

Project Size

23.2 kW

Modules Type

JKM400M-72H-V

Reduction in Consumption