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Work begins on 60-acre Anahola solar farm

By Erika Engle

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LAST UPDATED: 11:42 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2014



Work has started on a $54 million solar power facility that will provide electricity to as many as 4,000 homes on Kauai.

The 57,624-panel project, by REC Solar and the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, will generate 12 megawatts, supplying 20 percent of the Garden Island's electricity during daylight hours, or up to 5 percent of Kauai's annual electricity needs.

Board members of the Hawaiian Homes Commission voted in February to approve terms for the 25-year lease for the land under the project. Terms provide for ownership of the solar array to transfer to DHHL after 25 years.

Construction is expected to be completed next year.







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Kuokoa wrote:
Yup, cover up good ag land with solar panels
on June 26,2014 | 08:17AM
1local wrote:
usable land is so scarce - it is idiotic to utilize the land for this purpose - government is so out of touch with reality. Put panels on buildings / homes...
on June 26,2014 | 09:57AM
cojef wrote:
Since Hawaiian Canneries left town or went out of business, the land has been laying fallow. How long, know it is over 30 years??
on June 26,2014 | 10:00AM
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