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Keep eye on HECO solar plan


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 30, 2013

~~<p>Hawaiian Electric Co. has taken a welcome step toward fulfilling its green-energy commitment with a proposal to develop a 15-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar power-generating array adjacent to its Kahe plant.</p>
<p>The project deserves prompt and serious consideration by the Public Utilities Commission, which should embrace the opportunity to reduce the oil needed to fire the generators. However, the panel also must press the utility for details about how this may translate into a net savings for the ratepayer.</p>
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Hawaiian Electric Co. has taken a welcome step toward fulfilling its green-energy commitment with a proposal to develop a 15-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar power-generating array adjacent to its Kahe plant.

The project deserves prompt and serious consideration by the Public Utilities Commission, which should embrace the opportunity to reduce the oil needed to fire the generators. However, the panel also must press the utility for details about how this may translate into a net savings for the ratepayer. Login for more...



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