Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (A&B) and Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) plan to jointly develop a 6 MW utility-scale solar PV facility on Kaua'i's south shore in Hawaii.
A subsidiary of A&B will be the developer and operator of the facility and will sell the power to KIUC under a 20-year, fixed-rate power purchase agreement signed by the parties. The proposed facility will be built on a 20-acre, industrial-zoned parcel of land owned by A&B adjacent to KIUC's Port Allen Station power plant.
The site is located in one of the highest solar radiation regions on Kaua'i, the companies note. Pending county and state regulatory approvals, construction is expected to begin in late 2011, with completion expected before the end of 2012.