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AES starts construction on two solar-plus-storage plants in Hawaii

August 10, 2022

Energy Storage News:

Construction has begun on two large-scale solar projects paired with battery storage in Hawaii from AES Corporation.

AES announced via Twitter on 4 August that ground has been broken on Kuihelani Solar + Storage, a 60MW solar PV plant with 240MWh of containerised battery energy storage system (BESS) technology. The project is on Maui, Hawaii’s second-largest island.

AES Corporation executives and representatives of its Hawaii-based subsidiary attended a ceremonial event, along with the Mayor of Maui, members of the local community and other stakeholders.

Then, yesterday German renewable energy company Baywa r.e. said it has been appointed as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to another of AES’ Hawaii projects. Work will be done through Baywa r.e. Power Solutions, a division of the company formed through the acquisition of US solar and storage EPC company Enable Energy in 2020.

Located on Hawaii Island, the Waikoloa Solar + Storage plant will include 30MWac/43MWdc of bifacial PV modules on a single-axis tracking system and a 30MW/120MWh BESS, in the state’s biggest island’s South Kohala district.

[Andy Colthorpe]

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