Saba Island Phase 2

Island Electrification Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles 2017/2019

The battery energy storage system has been designed and implemented by SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH in two phases.

In total a 2.3MWh Li-Ion storage facility has been integrated for energy shifting and grid services. Thanks to the SMA Hybrid Solution about 1 million liters diesel and 2,600 tons CO2 per year can be saved.

The entire island’s power consumption is covered by 100% Solar Energy for 8 to 10 hours per day.

Phase 1+2

Plant information


Installed PV power

2 MWp

Installed storage capacity

2.3 MWh

Diesel capacity


Annual diesel savings

~1,000,000 liters

Island Load

~1.2 MW

SMA System Technology

  • Battery: 1 x SCS 2200 Grid Forming in 1 x MVPS 2200 and 1 x CP 800 in MVPS 800

  • PV: 64 SMA Sunny Tripower 25000TL-30

  • Control: HyC with Automatic Genset Shutdown

Saba Island Phase 1

In the first phase of the PV-diesel-battery plant on the island of Saba, located in the Caribbean the power application battery plant was designed for the ramp rate control for a 1,142 MWp PV plant. The battery system was from the beginning designed to allow for a second phase.

Plant information

Installed PV power

1,142 MWp

Installed battery power

800 kW

Installed battery storage

393 kWh

SMA System Technology

  • SMA Fuel Save Controller

  • 1 SMA Sunny Central Storage 800

  • 34 Sunny Tripower 25000TL-30

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