Clearway finishes 2nd solar + storage project on Kamehameha Schools land in O'ahu

Jan 13, 2023 12:54 PM ET
  • Clearway Energy Group's 36-MW solar farm with 144 MWh of battery storage on Kamehameha Schools' lands in Waiawa in Central O'ahu just recently achieved commercial procedures after passing every one of its necessary commissioning tests.
Clearway finishes 2nd solar + storage project on Kamehameha Schools land in O'ahu

" We are proud to help Hawai'i reach its climate goals and also invest in renewable resource in the state," stated Craig Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Clearway. "We are exceptionally happy for the cooperation with our partners Hawaiian Electric and Kamehameha Schools that assist make those goals a fact."

" Stabilizing energy prices for our customers is a top priority, as well as projects like Waiawa Solar will feed power to the grid at regarding half the price of oil," claimed Shelee Kimura, head of state as well as chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric. "We value Clearway's as well as Kamehameha Schools' contributions as most of us work together to decarbonize our energy system, and also eagerly anticipate bringing more benefits to our communities as six added projects come online over the following 2 years on O'ahu."

This is the 2nd utility-scale solar project developed on Kamehameha Schools' lands.

" Our cooperation with Clearway has actually given us with paths to steward our 'āina in ways to decrease Hawai'i's reliance on fossil fuels while bringing 'āina-based discovering to haumāna with partnerships and technologies," claimed Kā' eo Duarte, Kamehameha Schools' VP of Community as well as 'Ᾱina Resiliency. "We congratulate Clearway as well as Hawaiian Electric Co. in reaching this landmark which our company believe will help to add to the resiliency of our communities."

This latest solar and battery storage power plant stands for a $150 million financial investment on about 180 acres of land rented from Kamehameha Schools. The solar farm creates clean power at about half the expense of fossil fuels as well as feeds the entire O'ahu grid, benefiting all island ratepayers. The battery system shops electrical power to make it readily available after the sun goes down and also when the need for power peaks.

Project building was led by Moss Solar and the batteries were provided by Wärtsilä.

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