Hanwha to develop a 60 MW/240 MWh solar energy plant in Hawaii

Nov 13, 2020 03:20 PM ET
  • Korean Hanwha Energy won the quote to build as well as operate the "Kupehau Solar Project" for Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the 129-year-old utility carrier serving 95 percent of Hawaii's homeowners.

This project includes a 60 MW PV nuclear power plant as well as a 240 MWh energy storage space system (ESS). The project follows on the heels of an additional successful bid for the "Ho'ohana Solar Project" to construct a 52 MW solar energy plant as well as 208 MWh ESS.

U.S.-based 174 Power Global, a subsidiary of Hanwha Energy, will certainly oversee the Kupehau Solar Project, including funding, company development, construction, and power-plant procedures. The center will be located on the island of Oahu, Hanwha will run it for the next 20 years. Estimated commercial procedures begin remains in 2023. Hawaii aims to produce 100 percent of its electrical energy from eco-friendly sources by 2045.

Hanwha Energy's subsidiary 174 Power Global builds and also runs a range of solar energy plants and also power storage space systems in the U.S. It currently runs about 2 GW of solar power under different Power-Purchase Agreements (PPA), has actually acquired 1 GWh of energy storage space projects as well as has over 3 GWh of pipeline in the North American market.

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