Albiasa Teams With Pacific Light & Power On 10 MW CSP Plant


Albiasa Corp., a developer and supplier of solar thermal technology, has received a letter of intent from Pacific Light & Power (PLP) for the supply of solar collection and thermal energy storage technology and equipment for its 10 MW PLP Kauai 1 project in Hawaii.

The project is being developed by Albiasa and PLP, a developer of hybrid utility-scale renewable power generation facilities that utilize renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind, coupled with resource intermittency mitigation components. Albiasa says it has already completed substantial preliminary engineering and is now working on design-optimization activities.

Situated on 100 acres of dormant farm land between the towns of Kekaha and Waimea on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, PLP Kauai 1 will be the first utility-scale renewable power generation facility in Kauai and the largest solar project in Hawaii, according to the companies. PLP is currently negotiating a long-term power purchase agreement with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative.Â

Construction of the project is scheduled to begin late this year and could be completed as early as the end of 2011.

SOURCE: Albiasa Corp.

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