Hawaiian Electric has selected Nexamp to develop seven shared solar projects in Hawaii — three on Hawaii Island, three on Maui and one on Oahu.
These projects are part of Hawaiian Electric’s community-based renewable energy (CBRE) program that helps lower electricity costs for low- and moderate-income (LMI) subscribers who are unable to install rooftop solar.
This follows a bidding process and review of proposals from a number of solar and storage developers. Hawaiian Electric selected Nexamp to build, own and operate the first round of projects.
The seven solar farms are expected to be operational by the end of 2025.
Kalaoa Solar A, Hawaii Island, 4.3 MW DC (3 MW AC) solar + 13.7 Megawatt-hour storage
Kalaoa Solar B, Hawaii Island, 4.3 MW DC (3 MW AC) solar + 13.7 Megawatt-hour storage
Na’alehu Solar, Hawaii Island, 4.2 MW DC (3 MW AC) solar + 13.7 Megawatt-hour storage
Līpoa Solar, Maui, 4.2 MW DC (3 MW AC) solar + 13.7 Megawatt-hour storage
Makawao Solar, Maui, 3.5 MW DC (2.5 MW AC) solar + 10.9 Megawatt-hour storage
Pi’iholo Road Solar, Maui, 3.5 MW DC (2.5 MW AC) solar + 10.9 Megawatt-hour storage
Kaukonahua Solar, Oahu, 7.8 MW DC (6 MW AC) solar (co-developed with Melink Solar)
These shared solar farms are reserved for low- and moderate-income subscribers, ensuring that those who qualify will benefit from the savings of shared solar.