Pacific Energy Solutions (PES) has broken ground on its $334.1 million solar energy contract with the U.S. Navy to supply approximately 30.4 GWh of electricity annually for use by Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force activities in Hawaii. PES will supply this electricity to the Navy under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
In support of the contract, PES will install 68,645 photovoltaic modules at 14 project sites at military installations on the island of Oahu.Â
Solar projects authorized under the Navy contract include installations on facility rooftops and parking shade structures, as well as ground-based structures at sites including Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wheeler Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, Puuloa Range, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe and Camp Smith on Oahu, as well as the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai.
Additionally, PES will construct a two-mile underground transmission system beneath the Pearl Harbor Channel.