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Solar shines bright on Maui’s energy future

Publication: The Maui News

In May and October, Kenyon Energy powered up Maui’s first two large-scale solar projects, both capable of each generating 2.87 megawatts of solar power for the island’s grid.

The projects were the latest developments in Maui County’s push towards total renewable energy, and with two more projects in the wings — considerably bigger and with ample amounts of battery storage — the era of large-scale solar on Maui may just be getting started.

Canadian-based Innergex Renewables USA is proposing a 15-megawatt solar and 60-megawatt-hour battery storage system on 150 to 200 acres of Ulupalakua Ranch land, while Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy is proposing a 60-MW solar and 240-MWh battery project on as much as 500 acres of old Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. fields in Central Maui.

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Community Presentation For New Waikoloa Village Solar Project

Publication: West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA — Representatives of AES Distributed Energy convened the first public meeting Tuesday night on a proposed solar-plus-storage project planned for an area roughly two miles southeast of Waikoloa Village.

Around 20 attendees took their seats a little after 5:30 p.m. at the Waikoloa Village Association Community Room, inquiring about aspects of the potential new solar venture including stormwater runoff, wildfire precautions and a decommissioning process that’s decades down the road.

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AES Unveils Ambitious Portfolio Transition That Could Result in 100% Renewables

Publication: Green Tech Media

AES Corporation on Tuesday outlined a plan to slash its carbon intensity 70 percent by 2030. That’s a leap from the power producer’s original target, set earlier this year, of reducing carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030.

Much of the plan hinges on the growth of clean energy. The independent power producer has laid out steps to expand investment in renewables, energy storage, liquid natural gas and energy efficiency. AES framed its shifting business strategy in both climate and economic terms.

“Shifting our portfolio to cleaner sources of energy reduces our carbon exposure and overall carbon intensity while creating significant upside margin growth over time,” writes AES in a report on climate scenarios tied to the announcement.

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Solar project slated for Waikoloa Village

Publication: West Hawaii Today

KAILUA-KONA – The Hawaiian Electric Companies are pushing seven industrial scale, solar-plus-storage projects across the state, including one set for a large patch of land 2 miles southeast of Waikoloa Village. AES Distributed Energy won the bid for the project and will convene a community meeting from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Nov. 13, at the Waikoloa Village Association Community Room to provide more information and address any questions from the public.

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