The 36-acre, 5 MW Kalaeloa Solar Farm was designed and built by California-based SunPower Corporation using SunPower panels and trackers and was acquired by Bright Plain Renewable Energy which will manage the farm and an affiliate of DE Shaw Renewable Investments LLC in November.
Construction of Kalaeloa the first utility scale scheme built on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands state land began in July and the plant has been operational since December.
Hawaiian Electric will buy the power generated by Kalaeloa under a 20-year PPA.
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