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Samsung SDI to supply batteries for Hawaii solar project

Samsung SDI Co. said Sunday it will supply 13,000 battery modules for an energy storage system (ESS) linked with Hawaii's largest solar project.

The South Korean battery maker will work with AES Distributed Energy, a U.S. power company, to supply batteries for the ESS, which can store excess solar energy, on Kauai, Hawaii's fourth-largest island, the company said, without disclosing the amount of the contract.

Samsung SDI Co. presents the new lineup of the energy storage system in an exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, on March 14, 2017, in this photo provided by the South Korean company. (Yonhap)

The project will feature 28 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity and a 100MWh five-hour duration energy storage system, providing 11 percent of Kauai's electric generation.

The battery-based energy storage system will be capable of delivering peak power output for up to five hours outside of daytime hours.

The Pacific island with 17,000 households has been reducing reliance on fossil fuels under its goal of meeting 100 percent of its energy demands with renewable sources by 2045.

Samsung SDI ranked first in the global ESS market with a 38 percent share in 2017, according to market researcher B3. (Yonhap)

Kim Jung-mi  edt@koreapost.com

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