Hawaiian island to run on lithium-ion batteries

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 25 July 2014

French battery maker Saft has won a contract to supply Kauai, Hawaii’s fourth most populous island, with a Li-ion energy storage system that will regulate electricity supply from renewable sources. According to Saft, such solutions are likely to become the norm for island communities, which is positive news for suppliers of graphite and lithium raw materials.

French battery maker Saft has secured a multi-million dollar contract to supply the Hawaiian island of Kauai with an energy storage system based on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. The company, which...