Scatec Solar switches on 5-MW solar plant in Hawaii
Dec 18, 2013 - Norwegian photovoltaic (PV) solutions provider Scatec Solar has put on stream a 5-MW Kalaeloa solar park on Hawaii’s Oahu island on Monday.
The development of the scheme and construction works lasted four years. Scatec Solar collaborated on the project with the Hunt Family of Companies, engaged in the real estate business, and Hanwha Q Cells USA, a unit of South Korea's Hanwha Group. The latter will operate the station for 20 years. Project financing was provided by PNC Bank.
The installation was successfully tested and commissioned in November. Featuring 21,000 solar modules, the facility is capable of producing enough electricity to supply about 1,000 households. Its output will be sold to Hawaiian Electric Company under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
The state of Hawaii targets to generate 40% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.
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