Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Solar Farm Planned for Oahu Hawaii

Oahu's first solar farm designed solely to provide power to an electric utility is due to be built in Campbell Industrial Park.

IC Sunshine LLC, a subsidiary of California-based Axio Power Holdings LLC, has agreed to sell power to Hawaiian Electric Co. over 20 years.

The five megawatt solar farm built on 20 acres is expected to power between 500 and 750 homes. It's expected to begin service next year.

The companies said Wednesday they're seeking the Public Utilities Commission's approval of their agreement.

Hawaiian Electric Executive Vice President Robbie Alm says the solar farm would join other renewable energy projects on Oahu, including a wind farm in Kahuku, the city's waste-to-energy plant, and plans to develop biofuels to use in existing power plants.

SOURCE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-09/solar-farm-planned-for-industrial-park-in-hawaii.html

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