Batteries, New Projects, Renewables, Solar

REC Solar, KIUC begin construction on solar power project in Hawaii

Commercial solar electric system design and installation company, REC Solar, announced that construction has begun on a 12-MW solar array for Hawaiian utility Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). The 60-acre solar PV system will be located in Anahola.

Upon completion the utility solar project, which consists of 57,624 panels, will be one of Hawaii’s largest solar arrays, and generate five percent of Kaua‘i’s annual energy needs.

In addition to the solar arrays, a 6-MW lithium-ion battery system will be installed alongside to store energy.

The project is expected to be completed in 2015.

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