SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, and Castle & Cooke Hawaii have dedicated the 1.2 MW La Ola Solar Farm on Lanai in Hawaii.
La Ola, which is translated from Hawaiian as ‘sun that gives life,’ is located on a 10-acre site in south Lanai and is expected to produce enough solar power to supply up to 30% of the island's peak electric demand. The system is expected to generate about 3 million kWh of electricity per year.
The power is being purchased by Maui Electric Co. (MECO) and transmitted to Lanai's homes and businesses through MECO's electric power grid.
SOURCE: SunPower Corp.