This week, air
freight company, Dependable Hawaiian Express (DHX), and REC Solar, an
unregulated affiliate of Duke Energy, announced the completion of a solar
microgrid that they say will bring reliability, savings, and zero-emissions
generation to DHX.
generation combined with energy storage, for backup supply, has been a
long-time vision for the company.
designed, engineered and installed 360 solar panels on the 76,000 sq ft roof of
DHX’s new warehouse and distribution center in Honolulu. The 133-kW capacity
solar PV system will eliminate 152 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, says
generation is combined with 222 kWh of battery energy storage and a microgrid controller.
The result is a zero-emissions energy system that protects DHX’s electronic
equipment and provides up to four hours of backup power during outages. The
microgrid is able to island from grid power during electric outages.
phase of the project includes installation of more solar on the alternate side
of the roof, as only one side is currently installed. The company wants to use
the additional energy to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity for
DHX’s future endeavors.
“When your company’s first name is “dependable,” you better have a
power system that is too,” said DHX President Brad Dechter.
“Avoiding costs from damaged computers, servers and other
equipment could in itself pay for the system,” Dechter continued. “And using
the energy we produce on-site is a great way to shift load, reduce my peak
usage and lower year-round demand charges. That cuts costs year-round.”
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