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Samsung SDI gets battery order from Hawaiian island

Mar 05,2018
Samsung SDI will provide 13,000 lithium-ion battery modules for an energy storage system (ESS) on the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii as part of the state’s biggest solar energy project.

The battery manufacturer announced Sunday that it won the order for a solar and energy storage project launched by AES Distributed Energy, a subsidiary of the AES Corporation and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative. The project broke ground in Kaua’i last month.

The project includes a 28 megawatt solar energy generation and a 100MWh five-hour duration energy storage system. The project aims to contribute to the state of Hawaii’s goal of reaching 100 percent usage of renewable energy by 2045. A 100MWh storage system is able to supply electricity to the entire population of Kaua’i, which is some 17,000 households, for 10 hours.

Samsung SDI had proven its competency in the ESS industry by participating in another global ESS project last February in California. It provided ESS modules for 240MWh batteries.

By Jin Eun-soo