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April 29, 2019   |   Compelo Energy


Diesel Hybrid Technology Supports Hawaiian Utility

Hawaiian Electric is the first company in Hawaii to own high-efficiency hybrid technology lighting for use during nighttime utility work.

A key reason for selecting the light towers was the Kubota hybrid diesel engine that combines solar energy with a DC generator. Four solar panels collect sunlight to charge the 24-volt DC battery, and six 150-watt LED floodlights with horizontal and vertical 180-degree angle lighting possibilities provide high-efficiency, super bright lighting.

A light tower can provide up to eight hours of runtime off the battery bank, and when depleted, the trailer engine auto-starts to recharge the batteries. This helps lower operational costs by reducing fuel consumption and engine maintenance due to the low engine use.


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