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Hawaii flywheel storage system “first”

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:45 -- News Editor
Hawaii flywheel storage system “first”

Installation has begun of what is said to the world’s “first commercially available” four-hour flywheel energy storage system in Hawaii.

US start-up Amber Kinetics Inc and the Hawaiian Electric Company are working on the installation and testing of the system at the utility’s Campbell Industrial Park generating station on O’ahu.

 

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AES to build Hawaiian solar-storage facility

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:50 -- Xuan Zhong
AES to build Hawaiian solar-storage facility

Work has started on a major solar and battery storage project on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

AES Distributed Energy Inc., part of the US-based AES Corporation, is building the 20MW “five-hour duration” storage system on the island— together with a 28MW Oasis solar system from Silicon Valley-based SunPower Corp.

 

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Flywheels: the underdog technology taking off in utility scale ESS projects

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:35 -- Xuan Zhong

In the shadows of more well-known and ‘fashionable’ battery chemistries flywheel technology is beginning to shine in large-scale renewable energy storage systems (ESS).

Firstly, US start-up Amber Kinetics is testing its flywheel’s ability to integrate with renewables in pilot schemes in the Philippines and Hawaii.

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Aquion to deliver sodium microgrid battery system to Hawaii

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:02 -- Laura Varriale
Aquion's AHI M-Line battery module

US energy storage developer Aquion Energy is to provide a 1MWh battery as part of a private off-grid solar PV microgrid at the Kona coast on the Island of Hawaii.

The Aquion Energy’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery will be the world’s biggest privately owned battery and connected to a 176 kW solar PV array. The system is designed to generate 350MWh per year. The application will be installed at private residential estate Bakken Hale.

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Saft secures major li-ion battery deal in Hawaii

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:06 -- Laura Varriale
Saft ESS

French battery supplier Saft is to supply a lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) to a 12MW PV plant on Kauai Island, Hawaii, US.

Saft was contracted by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide the 6MW ESS consisting of 10 containers in order to stabilise the Kauai island grid. Saft said the deal is worth “multi-million dollars”.

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Xtreme Power installs lithium-ion batteries in Hawaii

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:27 -- Ruth Williams
The Hawaiian island of Kauai is home to the lithium-ion battery system

Xtreme Power has expanded its lithium-ion battery energy storage systems on the Hawaiian island of Kauai with the addition of 2MW of power installed on at 12MW.

This is the eighth energy storage system Xtreme Power has installed in Hawaii including an existing 4.5MW system in operation in Kauai.

The energy storage is installed concurrently with 12MW photovoltaic system. The batteries will provide ramp rate control and fast frequency response and lessen the island’s reliance on diesel fuel.

The project is due for commissioning in May 2014.

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