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January 4, 2022

Kuihelani Solar PV Park, US

By Carmen

Kuihelani Solar PV Park is a 90MW solar PV power project. It is planned in Hawaii, the US. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in December 2023.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 90 90 Permitting Hawaii, the US AES Distributed Energy

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by AES Distributed Energy.

Kuihelani Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is planned over 500 acres.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 27,300 households. The project cost is expected to be around $97.02m.

The solar power project consists of 200,000 modules.

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Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by December 2023.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Maui Electric under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2023. The offtake capacity is expected to be 60MW.

About AES Distributed Energy

AES Distributed Energy Inc (AES), formerly Main Street Power Company Inc, a subsidiary of The AES Corp, is a renewable energy company that develops, owns and operates distributed generation photovoltaic solar systems. The company offers co-development, asset management and operation, project development, distributed energy solutions and financing solutions. Its co-development services include project due diligence, contract structuring, equipment procurement, and engineering and scheduling. AES’ distributed energy solutions comprise solar PV and energy storage project development, combined heat and power, distributed storage, and energy management and efficiency. The company caters its services to schools, municipalities, utilities, corporations, and commercial and industrial clients across the US. AES is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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