13 Jan '18, 5pm

Hawaiian Co-op And U.S. Navy Partner On Solar+Storage

Hawaiian Co-op And U.S. Navy Partner On Solar+Storage

The Kauaʿi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has signed a lease agreement with the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) to develop a 19.3 MW solar facility in conjunction with a 70 MWh battery energy storage system to be housed on-base at Pacific Missile Range Facility – Barking Sands (PMRF). The co-op says the agreement leases 140 acres of land at PMRF to KIUC for the development of the solar-plus-storage project, which will provide renewable power after sunset to help meet KIUC’s members’ electricity needs during peak usage hours. The facility will also have the capability of directly supporting PMRF’s mission-critical activities in the event of a short-term or extended grid outage. “KIUC has set an aggressive goal of reaching 70 percent renewable by 2030,” states KIUC President and CEO David Bissell. “This project brings us closer to that goal, while also providing greater...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/hawaiian-co-op-u-s-navy-part...

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