Hawaiian Electric installs solar panels at Campbell Industrial Park in Hawaii10 August 2012
Hawaiian Electric Company has installed solar panels in the parking lot of its Campbell Industrial Park Generating Station in Hawaii.
Island Pacific Energy has completed installation of the 128kW 450-photovoltaic panel system mounted to provide shade to the plant parking lot.
The electricity generated by the 128kW photovoltaic panel system, which was installed by Island Pacific Energy, is used to power routine operations of the power plant and two electric vehicle chargers.
The 120MW generating station has been in service since 2009. In addition to using renewable biofuel exclusively, the plant uses non-potable, recycled water for all industrial operations.
Hawaiian Electric manager of generation project development Robert Isler said that the solar array, the largest owned by the utility, takes advantage of that and also provides shade for 34 employee and visitor vehicles.
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, Ltd. and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. serves 95% of the state's 1.2 million residents on the islands of O`ahu, Maui, Hawai`i Island, Lana`i and Moloka`i.