Case Study

Haleiwa FIT

676.7 kW

Total System Size

335W

PV Panels

Haleiwa, HI

Location

Ground Mount

System Type

Environmental Impact

The offset is equivalent to:

737.6 Metric Tons of C02 burned every year.

817,147 Metric Tons of coal burned over life of system.

82,991 gallons of gasoline consumed.

159 passenger vehicle cars worth of emissions annually.

Challenge

The Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program was critical in kickstarting Hawaii’s shift toward clean energy through utility scale renewable power generating facilities.  Most of Hawaii’s electricity generation is derived from imported fossil fuels, resulting in electricity prices often 3X the national average. 

Solution

Sunspear’s joint venture construction partner, PLS Power, completed electrical installation for one of the last few remaining projects remaining the Tier-3 HECO queue.  There was previously a limited amount of renewable energy generating capacity on the North Shore of Oahu. This project is critical to serving the electricity needs of the circuits in the area.

Benefits

Hawaii’s embrace of clean energy is rooted in a commitment to end its historical dependence on fossil fuels, which negatively impacts the state’s economy, the environment, and energy security.  These utility scale projects help reduce the Hawaii’s carbon footprint while also providing dozens of jobs for local electricians, engineers, tradesmen, landscapers and construction crews.