Hanwha to build a 60 MW/240 MWh solar power plant in Hawaii
Post date: 13/11/2020 - 11:34
Korean Hanwha Energy won the bid to build and operate the »Kupehau Solar Project« for Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the 129-year-old utility provider serving 95 percent of Hawaii’s residents. This project includes a 60 MW PV power plant and a 240 MWh energy storage system (ESS). The project follows on the heels of another successful bid for the »Ho’ohana Solar Project« to build a 52 MW solar power plant and 208 MWh ESS.
U.S.-based 174 Power Global, a subsidiary of Hanwha Energy, will oversee the Kupehau Solar Project, including financing, business development, construction, and power-plant operations. The facility will be located on the island of Oahu, Hanwha will operate it for the next 20 years. Estimated commercial operations start is in 2023. Hawaii aims to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045.
Hanwha Energy’s subsidiary 174 Power Global builds and operates a variety of solar energy plants and energy storage systems in the U.S. It currently operates about 2 GW of solar power under various Power-Purchase Agreements (PPA), has contracted 1 GWh of energy storage projects and has over 3 GWh of pipeline in the North American market.