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Enphase batteries to participate in Swell Energy virtual power plants

Microinverter provider Enphase entered an agreement with Swell Energy to participate in distributed virtual power plants in California, New York, and Hawaii.

How to balance Oahu’s renewable energy and agricultural needs

The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Dr. Matthias Fripp has released a white paper outlining what different land use scenarios would mean for the island in terms of land availability, total electric generation costs, and the overall design of the electric system on Oahu.


Dispute settlement allows Hawaii solar project to advance

The solar power facility signed a 25-year fixed price agreement to sell its electricity at roughly 8.9¢/kWh.

Plus Power lines up financing for 565 MWh storage project

The financing includes $188 million in non-recourse construction debt and $31 million in letters of credit.

Black & Veatch is hired for Hawaii solar-plus-pumped storage project

The solar array will contribute up to 35 MW to the grid and store up to 240 MWh for dispatch during evening peak demand.

Supply chain and trade woes blamed as Engie NA cancels a solar + storage project

The company blamed interconnection costs along with global supply chain and production issues, and tariff and trade disputes.

States choosing smart inverter settings could follow Hawaii’s lead

States don’t need to reinvent the wheel when evaluating smart inverter requirements, said a Sunrun policy director, noting that delays in setting requirements could lead to “wasted infrastructure.”

RFP alert: Hawaiian Electric is seeking up to 95 MW of capacity

Storage paired with solar must support the net nameplate capacity for at least four hours and support 365 full charge/discharge cycles each year.

As Maui approaches 100% renewables, NREL models grid options

Maui’s electric power grid is expected to operate with 100% solar and wind on an instantaneous basis as early as 2024, and NREL is helping the island plan to reliably supply electricity.

Hawaiian Electric battery cash incentive goes live

An upfront cash payment is available for residential and commercial customers on Oahu who attach a battery to their home and either use or discharge power during peak hours.

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