Honeywell Powers USVI Solar Farms
- Honeywell International Inc has been chosen to provide a 124-MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to 6 solar farms in the US Virgin Islands. This initiative is part of the USVI's commitment to reach 30% renewable energy usage. Honeywell is also providing an integrated safety system.
Honeywell International Inc has been selected to supply a 124-MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to six solar farms, developed by CB Loranger Companies' solar installer VIElectron, located in the three US Virgin Islands. The array and the BESS are aimed to fulfil 30% of the Islands' energy consumption from renewable sources. Honeywell will also supply an end-to-end battery management system with an integrated safety system. This move is part of the US Virgin Islands' decarbonisation efforts.
What Benefits Will US Virgin Islands Reap from Honeywell's BESS?
- Increased energy independence and security for the US Virgin Islands, with 30% of energy coming from renewable sources
- Reduced dependence on imported fossil fuels
- Improved grid stability and reliability, with BESS providing fast response times
- Economic growth from increased renewable energy capacity
- Reduced costs, as the BESS can provide ancillary and balancing services that are currently provided by diesel generators
- Reduced carbon emissions and improved air quality, due to increased renewable energy capacity
- Increased resilience against extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, with the BESS providing continuous energy supply when needed
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