Hawaii State Agency Calls For 34 MW Of Solar PV

Posted by SI Staff on January 10, 2008 No Comments
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According to a report from Honolulu-based Pacific Business News, Hawaii's Department of Transportation Airports Division is soliciting proposals from private companies to develop solar photovoltaic systems that can generate as much as 34 MW of electricity at 11 DOT sites, as well as the Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone.

‘This is one of the largest – if not the largest – state government solar initiatives in the nation,’ Ted Liu, director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, told Pacific Business News.

Private companies will construct the PV systems and enter into an agreement for the state to purchase all the power produced for a minimum of 20 years. Through this plan, the state will avoid construction and operating costs while establishing a stable power budget, according to the report.

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