Honolulu, September 11, 2012 – AES Solar’s environmental impact statement for its planned 5 MW solar facility in Hawaii has been approved.
AES Solar hopes to sign a power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Co, which will need to be approved by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.
Construction of the Kalaeloa Home Lands Solar plant, worth $20 million, is expected to begin in summer 2013, with the facility to be operational early in 2014.
AES Solar is a joint venture between U.S.-based utility group AES Corp. and local private equity group Riverstone Holdings LLC formed to develop the project.
Kalaeloa Home Lands Solar is one of a number of solar parks planned for Kalaeloa.