Honeywell provides 124 MWh BESS for 140 MW solar project in US Virgin Islands
US engineering-and-technology conglomerate Honeywell announced it will provide developer VIElectron its first instalment of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) for six solar parks positioned across the US Virgin Islands.
VIElectron will install solar panels across the three main islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John for a combined capacity of 140 MW. When completed, the solar array and Honeywell's 124 MWh-capacity BESS will help the territory meet 30 percent of energy consumption through renewable sources, helping boost decarbonization efforts.
In a release, Honeywell said its BESS will include end-to-end battery management system that delivers advanced energy controls with an integrated safety system.
These capabilities will help enable the US Virgin Islands to forecast and optimize energy usage and costs, ultimately providing more affordable and clean energy to its residents.
In a statement, Pramesh Maheshwari, President, Honeywell Process Solutions, said: "This renewable project is an example of how sustainable technologies are helping reduce the cost of energy for the people of the US Virgin Islands and around the world."
Honeywell is an established played in the energy sector. Earlier this year, the company unveiled an end-to-end modular system of batteries under the name Ionic.
Designed for the global markets, the li-ion system is scalable from 700 kWh to 300 MWh capacity in a standard configuration. It has backup for up to two hours at maximum rate of discharge.