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.


Celebrating Earth Day on the Miami Science Barge

by Carleigh Graves on April 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Every Earth Day is meaningful when you work for a company that cares deeply about sustainability. Heck, every day is meaningful when you're creating green technology that has the potential to change the world.

But today is special for another reason: It's the grand opening of the Miami Science Barge, an educational science center on water that just so happens to rely on Aquion batteries.


Lead Acid Battery Replacement for Off-grid Home

by Carleigh Graves on April 15, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Some homeowners choose to go off the power grid because they want an energy system that is completely autonomous, others because they want a system they know uses entirely green energy. The owners of one residence in La Honda, California, wanted both when they built their new home outside of the utility’s service territory.


Project Spotlight: Solar Microgrid on the Protected Kona Coast of Hawaii

by Carleigh Graves on April 3, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Ever wondered what it would be like to have your own personal resort on the beaches of Hawaii? Well, for one particular family, it's pretty great -- but it comes with some surprising challenges.

Located on the west coast of Hawaii's Big Island, the family's estate has a variety of amenities, from a swimming pool and tennis court to an ocean view. It's also completely green, producing nearly 100% of its energy from solar. The property sits on top of a lava flow, in the middle of a nature preserve, and directly on the beach. It is warm, secluded, and absolutely beautiful.


Living Off the Grid in Northern California

by Carleigh Graves on April 2, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Redwood Gate Ranch is a unique and beautiful mountain residence that overlooks the forests of Jenner, California. The property’s stunning views and remote peacefulness came at the price of being outside the power utility’s service area. Living off the grid meant that access to reliable electricity posed a real challenge to the property owners.

Redwood Gate Ranch


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