Utility Plans to Build Largest Solar-Energy Project in Hawaii

Large solar panels are seen in a solar power plant in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on May 8, 2013. The EU executive on May 8 proposed heavy anti-dumping tariffs of around 47 percent on imports of Chinese solar panels, a European Union source said. 
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Clare Foran
Oct. 28, 2013, 3:52 a.m.

Util­ity com­pany Hawaii­an Elec­tric has put in a re­quest to the state Pub­lic Util­it­ies Com­mis­sion to con­struct the largest sol­ar-en­ergy pro­ject in the state, the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports.

The pro­ject would en­com­pass 15-mega­watts of sol­ar-gen­er­at­ing ca­pa­city over 50 acres. Sol­ar­City, a sol­ar-power pro­vider, would be con­trac­ted to in­stall and con­struct the photo­vol­ta­ic plant.

“This is a unique op­por­tun­ity that be­ne­fits our cus­tom­ers be­cause it al­lows us to quickly de­vel­op more low-cost clean en­ergy,” said Ron Cox, Hawaii­an Elec­tric’s vice pres­id­ent of power sup­ply.

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