Aquion Energy Delivers Sustainable Battery System to Integrate with Off-Grid Solar Power at Kruger National Park in South Africa

by Paul Ruggiero on February 1, 2017 at 10:04 AM


55 kWh of Aquion saltwater batteries paired with solar will reduce diesel use and provide safe, long-duration storage for solar power self-consumption

Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 1, 2017 – Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aspen saltwater batteries and energy storage systems, has announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at a nature lodge resort in Kruger National Park in South Africa. The microgrid consists of a 55 kWh Aquion Aspen battery bank, paired with a 10 kW solar array.

The solar array and Aquion’s Aspen batteries provide full power for the camp, which consists of four luxury “tents,” a central lounge, swimming pool, and a water pressure pump for drinking water. The batteries have been sized to comfortably support the site’s loads during overcast conditions before getting assistance from a back-up diesel generator. The microgrid operates silently, enabling guests to peacefully enjoy the wildlife and beautiful landscape.


Aquion Announces Off-Grid Battery and Solar Energy Project in Africa

by Elizabeth Pond on July 12, 2016 at 9:59 AM


Aquion Energy and SolarAfrica Deliver Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Power System at Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

Loisaba Conservancy is now powered by a clean solar-plus-storage microgrid that reduces their diesel use by 95%

Pittsburgh, PA and Centurion, South Africa – July 12, 2016 – Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, and SolarAfrica, a leading African Solar Energy Services Company, today announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, which is a hub for wildlife research and a world-class ecotourism destination in Kenya, East Africa. The microgrid, which was funded, designed, installed, and integrated by SolarAfrica, consists of two independent systems, each of which has 106 kWh of Aquion batteries paired with a 37 kW solar array. This off-grid solar-plus-storage system has replaced diesel generators to power a commercial laundry, swimming pool, kitchen, business services, lighting, cooling, and other facility loads.


In the News: One leap off the grid: Melbourne Salt Water Battery System

by Carleigh Graves on May 12, 2016 at 11:30 PM

In the News: Green energy blog "One Step Off The Grid" examines the motivations driving Australian consumers to purchase energy storage, and highlights a 140kWh Aquion battery installation in Melbourne.  Read the full article here.


In the News: Puerto Rico Energy Storage Project Tests Load Shifting Capabilities of Hybrid Batteries

by Carleigh Graves on May 3, 2016 at 3:51 PM

In the News:  Utility Dive takes a look at our load-shifting project in Salinas and details the case for solar + storage in Puerto RicoRead the full Utility Dive article here. Read CleanTechnica's coverage of the project here, and you can learn more about it in the Sonnedix press release below.


In the News: Solar Microgrid on Vineyard Can Island, Reduces Carbon Emissions

by Carleigh Graves on May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM


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