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NRG Energy breaks ground on three projects that will boost solar output

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA /CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Solar firm NRG is restarting construction on three solar farm projects abandoned by another developer that had financial difficulties. A groundbreaking was held Wednesday at one of the sites in Mililani. Public Utilities Commissioner James Griffin, left, PUC Chairman Randy Iwase, state Rep. Chris Lee, state Sen. Lorraine Inouye, Gov. David Ige, state Sen. Michelle Kidani and Public Utilities Commissioner Lorraine Akiba took part in the ceremony.

One year from now, the sun over Oahu should be generating enough new electricity to power 32,000 homes from three solar farms being resurrected by a subsidiary of Houston- based NRG Energy at a cost of over $300 million. Read more

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