Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hawaii Increases Solar Power in Oahu

Keahole Solar Power will be leasing land from the Department of Hawaiian Homelands to install a utility scale 5-megawatt solar power system in Kalaeloa in leeward Oahu.

That site will host the largest solar power system in the state when the project is complete a year from now. The power will be sold to Hawaiian Electric Co.

The solar power system will mark the first renewable energy project for the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. Funds generated will go toward an educational renewable energy program for Native Hawaiians.

Last year, Honolulu-based Keahole Solar Power completed the first solar power system on the Big Island, which now produces 2 megawatts of energy. The company hopes to bring 30 megawatts of solar power to the state by 2015. Keahole Solar Power has three subsidiaries: KSP Development, KSP Generation and KSP Innovation.


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