DuPont has completed the installation of its largest photovoltaic solar energy facility at its Pioneer Hi-Bred Waimea Research Center in Kauai, Hawaii. The Waimea photovoltaic installation comprises 1,500 panels made from several DuPont photovoltaic materials, produced by Evergreen Solar and installed by REC Solar.
According to DuPont, the one-acre array is capable of generating about 85% of the energy needs of the research facility. It is expected to generate 706,205 kWh annually. The installation was completed and became fully operational in December 2008.