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


Aquion & Ideal Power Part of Hybrid Microgrid Design at Sonoma Winery

by Elizabeth Pond on April 26, 2016 at 8:21 AM

Press Release: Aquion Energy’s AHI Batteries and Ideal Power’s Power Conversion System Bring Energy Independence and Resiliency to Sonoma Winery

State-of-the-art microgrid project sets the stage for future of energy applications

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania and AUSTIN, Texas – April 26, 2016 – Aquion Energy, Inc. (Aquion), developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, and Ideal Power Inc., (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of innovative power conversion technologies,  announce today the installation of Aquion’s AHI™ batteries using Ideal Power’s Grid Resilient 30 kW Multi-port Power Conversion System as part of a state-of-the-art microgrid at Stone Edge Farm, a 16-acre organic winery and farm in Sonoma, California. The energy storage project is designed to provide a range of benefits, from integrating renewables to reducing overall energy costs, proving the broad possibilities of microgrid architectures.


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