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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Three utility-scale solar farms that Hawaiian Electric Co. terminated last year are going to be revived. In February, HECO backed out of its contract with Maryland Heights, Mo.-based SunEdison Inc. for three utility-scale solar facilities on Oahu that were approved by state regulators in July. HECO terminated the contracts for the three projects […]

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(PV Tech)  The Hawaiian Energy Companies (HECO) has commissioned the Island’s largest solar park, the 27.6MW Waianae Solar project. The project broke ground in March 2016 with the array coming online mid-this month. It constitutes the largest in operation in Hawaii to date; generating enough clean electricity to power around 11,000 homes annually. Located on […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  The developer of Hawaii’s largest solar farm said it has begun pumping power into the grid. San Diego-based, Eurus Energy America Corp. said today its 27.6-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility – with the potential capacity to power more than 4,000 homes — called EE Waianae Solar Project LLC has begun commercial operation. Eurus will […]

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(Pacific Business News)  Hawaii’s largest solar energy farm is now operational, Hawaiian Electric Co. and the developer said Wednesday. The Waianae Solar project in West Oahu broke ground in March 2016 and went into service in mid-January. It is the largest of its kind to be operational in the state today, generating electricity equivalent to […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Kauai Island Utility Cooperative said Tuesday it signed a contract to build the largest utility-scale solar and battery system in the state. KIUC and AES Distributed Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Arlington, Va.-based The AES Corp., said the project includes a 28-megawatt solar photovoltaic and 20-megawatt, five-hour-duration energy storage system. KIUC said the […]

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(Solar Industry) AES Distributed Energy Inc. (AES DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., and the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), an electric co-op in Hawaii, have inked a power purchase agreement for a solar-plus-storage project designed to help KIUC meet its peak demand. According to AES DE, the project will combine a 28 MW […]

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(The Garden Island)  A solar farm that is slated to generate about 5 percent of the island’s energy is set to power up early this year, according to representatives from the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. “Once the SolarCity/Tesla project goes online in early 2017, it will bring us very close to our goal of 50 […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)  Demand for rooftop solar systems is growing again despite last year’s reduction in incentives. Applications for “self-supply” rooftop systems, the only solar program currently authorized by Hawaiian Electric Co., reached 322 as of mid-November, up from near zero six months ago. “Self-supply” prohibits owners from sending excess solar to the grid for credit, […]

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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser) Hawaiian Electric Co. said Friday the state’s largest solar farm will begin pumping power into the grid Dec. 15. The 27.6-megawatt solar project in Waianae will triple the amount of utility-scale solar connected to Oahu’s grid. San Diego- based Eurus Energy America is developing the facility on approximately 200 acres of land in […]

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(Pacific Business News) California-based REC Solar, which has grown to become one of the top commercial solar energy firms in Hawaii, plans to install nearly 20 megawatts in projects that are expected to come online early next year, the head of the company told Pacific Business News. REC Solar is a major commercial solar player […]

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