Solar Power World – 42-MW solar + storage project to be built at Hawaii Navy base

Ameresco and Bright Canyon Energy are moving forward with the Kupono Solar Project, a combined solar and battery system to be built at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam West Loch Annex in Hawaii. The proposed project is designed to deliver 42 MW of renewable energy to Hawaiian Electric’s grid on the island of Oahu.

In 2021, Ameresco and Bright Canyon established a joint venture known as Kupono Solar Development Company, to advance the Kupono Solar Project. This is the first project for the joint venture to focus on renewable energy, energy security and resiliency on Oahu.

In support of a Department of Defense long-term energy security initiative, Kupono Solar signed a 37-year land lease with the Navy to provide critical energy resiliency upgrades. The lease provides the use of approximately 131 acres of underutilized lands within the Navy West Loch Annex of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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By Billy Ludt