Oahu celebrates dedication of 5 MW Kalaeloa solar scheme


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.