Kahauiki Village

Project Details:

Project Type – Battery Storage, Photovoltaic, Water Heating, Residential and Commercial Electrical, and Civil 

Facility Description – Housing Community Development

Project Size – 500 kW


Annual kwH Savings

This project was a design build off-grid development to house homeless families on O’ahu.  Photonworks Engineering designed a microgrid to power a village of 144 housing units and community buildings consisting of a preschool, daycare, laundry facility, management office, police station, and sundry store.  The system is sized to cover all loads plus charge a central battery during daytime, and to deliver battery power back to residences and streetlights during nights.  Water heating is also done using solar energy.

In total, this project will house over half of the State’s homeless families.  By providing jobs and childcare, Kahauiki Village breaks the cycle of homelessness for the families who live there.


2.1 MWh energy Storage 150kw Backup Generator, Demand Response and Fiber Optic Smart Grid Network

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