03 Aug '12, 11pm

Battery Room Fire at Kahuku Wind-Energy Storage Farm

Battery Room Fire at Kahuku Wind-Energy Storage Farm

Energy storage would seem to have the potential to transform variable renewable energy sources like wind and photovoltaics into baseload power, the potential to change the way utilities price and buy energy, and as a natural solution for fragile island grids . But so far the potential of energy storage (other than pumped hydro) remains just that -- potential. And suppliers in the electrochemical battery storage market are going through some growing pains. "A smoke alarm went off" early Wednesday morning on the north shore of Oahu Hawai’i , at the 12-turbine, 30 megawatt Kahuku wind farm, according to an XtremePower spokesperson. Developed by First Wind , Kahuku is augmented with a a 15-megawatt battery from VC-funded Xtreme Power and sells power to the island utility, HECO. As reported by Hawaii News Now , "[...]Flames destroyed a crucial building, raising questions about ...

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