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Energy Storage

(Renewable Energy World)  Testing for the demonstration of a first-of-its-kind energy storage collaborative project in Hawai‘i now is complete. The customer-sited storage fleet provides 1 MW of storage services across 29 customer sites to accommodate renewable energy resources on the O‘ahu grid. Stem Inc. provided software-driven storage for the project to act as a virtual […]

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(Hawaii News Now)  The Honolulu Museum of Art displays its exhibits in temperature- and humidity-controlled settings. And those climate controls used to mean a sky high electricity bill — until Hawaiian Electric invited the museum to join a novel pilot project. As part the project, the utility supplied the museum with a battery storage system […]

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(Yahoo Finance)  Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric Company are working to show how an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger combined with energy storage can support EV initiatives on the road to a clean energy future for Hawaii. Greenlots has implemented its pioneering SKY platform — a scalable, vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technology — in an EV fast […]

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(Pacific Business News)  Tesla Energy, a division of California serial entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors, will supply the batteries for a unique solar farm and energy storage system being developed for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, the co-op said Tuesday. SolarCity, whose chairman is Musk, is building the system and selected Telsa Energy for the planned […]

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(GreenTech Media)  Marco Mangelsdorf is president of Hawaiian PV installer ProVision Solar and a director of the Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative. He spoke at a recent EUCI event on getting Hawaii to 100 percent renewables and other topics. “Oahu is the biggest market in the state, and it’s very interesting to see the ups and downs […]

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(Yahoo Finance)  Stem, Inc., a leader in intelligent energy storage, today announced it has partnered with the Hawaiian Electric Companies in a federally-funded research program as part of the “Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV” (SHINES) program. The project is supported by a $2.4 million award from the U.S. Department of […]

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(Renewable Energy World)  Over the past two years, Hawaii has been ground zero of a historic battle between solar and utilities. With solar penetration at a level unseen in the rest of the country – an estimated 12 percent of all homes – Hawaiian utilities are facing unprecedented challenges in figuring out how to integrate […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Companies are lining up to offer battery-storage options to Hawaii customers that own solar panel systems — a move regulators and clean-energy advocates are hailing as a way to help the state reach its 100 percent renewable energy goal. The need for such energy-storing technology was sewn into different regulatory orders and utility […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)   A high-tech battery company from California is installing $2.1 million worth of energy-storage systems at several Oahu organizations, including Watanabe Floral, the Honolulu Museum of Art and Menehune Water. The systems help save energy by drawing from the batteries at times of peak energy use. The software from Millbrae, Calif.-based Stem Inc. uses […]

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(Pacific Business News)   The state of Hawaii is expected to sign a major agreement with Korea’s leading energy technology institute later this month to collaboratively work on test projects in the state, including a packaged battery system for residential homes, the head of Hawaii’s energy office told PBN Tuesday. Mark Glick, administrator for the state […]

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