Hawaiian firm deploys energy storage systems at commercial facilities


According to a statement, Powin Energy will provide, install and integrate its energy storage battery pack Stack 140 with onsite solar panels at the seven facilities owned by the Adon Renewables’ commercial customers. The 140KWh energy storage batteries will be used to store excess energy generated from the solar panels during the day when renewable energy generation is high and the utility’s energy tariff on the grid is low, for use during peak demand periods.

The energy storage batteries will provide electricity during times when renewable energy generation is low and energy demand and tariffs on the utility’s grid are high.

The project will help Adon Renewables stabilise its grid network during peak periods and for consumers to keep their energy bills low.

The energy storage batteries will also be integrated with Powin Energy’s site management software and battery pack operating system to provide services including frequency and voltage regulation, load control and capacity augmentation in future for Adon Renewables and its customers.

“Hawaii is a very important market for energy storage because of the state’s aggressive goal to run on 100% renewable energy by 2045, so we’re pleased to have built this partnership with Adon Renewables and secured the first of what we hope to be many projects with them on the islands,” said Geoffrey Brown, President of Powin Energy.

Energy storage batteries and renewable energy adoption

Meanwhile, utility firms in the US island state are increasingly engaging in projects to expand their clean energy portfolios under efforts to meet renewable energy targets set by the state government.

In early July, Hawaiian Electric unveiled its plan to accommodate an increasing share of renewables with the upgrade of power grids of five Hawaiian islands.

The utility presented a draft plan which was submitted to the Public Utilities Commission, regarding the power networks of Hawaiian
Electric, Maui Electric and  Hawaii Electric Light for the next six years.

The aim of the project is to help Hawaiian utilities come to a consensus on a renewable portfolio standard of 48% by 2020 and 100% by 2045. Read more…


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