Bavaro & Punta Cana March 11, 2024 | 10:16 am

Puntacana Group and Eurelius join forces for solar energy project

Punta Cana.- The Puntacana Group and Eurelius company have joined forces to implement a solar energy generation project aimed at supplying over 50% of the energy consumed in the Punta Cana community. This initiative underscores the commitment of Grupo Puntacana to environmental sustainability, contributing to the development of a more eco-friendly destination.

The project’s anticipated impact is substantial, with the avoidance of more than 25 thousand tons of CO2 emissions annually and a significant reduction in energy costs. The plan includes the installation of over 30 MWp of solar production and more than 50 MWh of battery storage, making Punta Cana one of the few Latin American cities generating over 50% of its energy from renewable sources.

Frank Elías Rainieri, President and CEO of Grupo Puntacana, emphasized the organization’s dedication to environmental care and community well-being. The initiative builds on previous efforts, including the installation of solar panels at Punta Cana International Airport and Puntacana International School.

Rainieri highlighted the positive impact of the project on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, stating, “By reducing energy generation with fossil fuels, we contribute to a cleaner and friendlier tourist destination.”

The comprehensive project includes not only the installation of photovoltaic panels but also an energy storage system to enhance system stability in response to daily weather variations.

Michael Bellmer, Managing Partner of Eurelius, expressed enthusiasm for supporting the Puntacana Group in developing the largest clean energy project in the private industrial and commercial sector in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. He emphasized the project’s significance for the entire region, stating that it represents a milestone for private industrial and commercial groups seeking to reduce electricity costs and carbon footprints through well-managed solar and battery electric storage systems.

The agreement specifies that the photovoltaic plant will be situated at Punta Cana International Airport, with provisions for future expansion. This collaboration signifies a strategic move towards sustainable energy solutions, marking a significant step for the Caribbean in the adoption of clean energy practices.

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Tom Gato
March 12, 2024 10:34 am

How much of a savings is there for the residential consumer

Tom Gato
March 12, 2024 10:51 am

Plenty of save the climate not much on save the residential consumer