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State’s largest solar block goes online

  • The sun was shining brightly in Mililani on Tuesday as officials welcomed the the state's largest collection of solar farms, a trio of sun-powered projects that will generate enough electricity to light up nearly 18,000 homes.

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    Kurtis Bell, superintendent for Moss & Associates, general contractor, at one of the solar panel arrays at the Mililani Solar II facility, answered questions from an event guest.

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    Rows of solar panels are lined up at the Mililani Solar II facility. Over 150,000 solar panels produce 14.7 megawatts of power.

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    Kahu Kordell Kekoa, right, officiated in the Hawaiian blessing Tuesday with principals preparing for the untying of the maile lei: Connie Lau, HEI president and CEO; Craig Cornelius, chief executive officer of Clearway Energy Group; Alan Oshima, president/CEO at Hawaiian Electric Co.; and Gov. David Ige.

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    Guests at Tuesday’s blessing ceremony walked with a backdrop of solar panels and the Waianae Mountains, above.

The sun was shining brightly in Mili­lani on Tuesday as officials welcomed the the state’s largest collection of solar farms, a trio of sun-powered projects that will generate enough electricity to light up nearly 18,000 homes. Read more

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