Chattanooga, Tennessee plans to install a solar-battery microgrid at its municipal airport. The municipality’s Electric Power Board is partnering on the microgrid project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
The microgrid project will tie the airport’s existing 2 mW solar array to two 250 kW batteries, as well as related equipment and software to allow it to function off the grid.
A vanadium redox flow battery is being supplied by UniEnergy Technologies of Mukilteo, Washington, under a license from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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