Coconut Island aims to demonstrate the value and cost-effectiveness of combining various advanced smart grid and renewable energy technologies within a DC microgrid designed to support multiple critical loads, all within a highly corrosive marine environment. The GridSTART team at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute is overseeing and executing the project which includes initial data collection and assessment, system/circuit modeling, DC microgrid design, microgrid implementation, and post-implementation assessments.
Point Person: Leon Roose
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- RFP #HNEI03-2018: Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage System and Their Appurtenant Equipment: Marine Mammal Research Project (MMRP) lab
- RFP #HNEI04-2018: DC Microgrid – System Integrator
- Moku o Lo‘e DC Microgrid, presented at the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits & Expo, March 2015