March 5 (Solar) – Samsung SDI Co Ltd (KRX:006405) will deliver battery modules for a 100-MWh energy storage system that will be coupled to a 28-MW solar park in Hawaii.
The South Korean company said this weekend, as cited by local media, that it will collaborate on the project with AES Distributed Energy, a unit of US power company AES Corp (NYSE: AES), and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). Its scope of work will include the supply of 13,000 battery units for the so-called Lawai Solar and Energy Project on Hawaii’s Kauai island, expected to meet 11% of the island’s power generation.
The battery storage facility will be capable of delivering peak power output for up to five hours outside of daytime hours.
Samsung SDI was the leader on the global energy storage systems market last year, holding a 38% share, according to market researcher B3. As announced in January, its lithium-ion batteries will be used in a 10-MW energy storage system upgrade at the site of TerraForm Power’s (NASDAQ:TERP) 30-MW Kaheawa wind farm in Hawaii.