Business/In Brief • Nov. 19, 2013
HONOLULU – The insurance company that paid $2.4 million to cover losses from a wind farm fire is suing manufacturers that built parts of its battery system.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London paid to cover losses at First Wind’s Kahuku wind energy project following a fire May 23, 2011.
The fire destroyed one of 10 power modules. A second fire that August destroyed the battery system and knocked out service for more than a year.
The lawsuit names Dynapower Co., which built power inverters in the battery system, and Electronic Concepts Inc., which manufactured capacitors used in inverters.