Keahole Solar Power LLC has signed a lease agreement with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for land in Kalaeloa, Hawaii. The land will be used for the 5 MW Kalaeloa Solar One, which the company says will be Hawaii's largest concentrating solar power (CSP) project.
‘Kalaeloa Solar One will incorporate the latest generation in solar technology, provide income revenue rent for the department, and a portion of the lease rent proceeds will fund an educational renewable energy program for native Hawaiians,’ says Kaulana H.R. Park, chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission. ‘This project will also support the Hawaii economy by creating local jobs on the island of Oahu.’
The project, which will incorporate thermal storage, is expected to break ground late this year and is estimated for completion by the third quarter of 2011.
SOURCE: Keahole Solar Power LLC