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Dispute settlement allows Hawaii solar project to advance

The solar power facility signed a 25-year fixed price agreement to sell its electricity at roughly 8.9¢/kWh.

Plus Power lines up financing for 565 MWh storage project

The financing includes $188 million in non-recourse construction debt and $31 million in letters of credit.

Black & Veatch is hired for Hawaii solar-plus-pumped storage project

The solar array will contribute up to 35 MW to the grid and store up to 240 MWh for dispatch during evening peak demand.

Supply chain and trade woes blamed as Engie NA cancels a solar + storage project

The company blamed interconnection costs along with global supply chain and production issues, and tariff and trade disputes.

States choosing smart inverter settings could follow Hawaii’s lead

States don’t need to reinvent the wheel when evaluating smart inverter requirements, said a Sunrun policy director, noting that delays in setting requirements could lead to “wasted infrastructure.”

RFP alert: Hawaiian Electric is seeking up to 95 MW of capacity

Storage paired with solar must support the net nameplate capacity for at least four hours and support 365 full charge/discharge cycles each year.

As Maui approaches 100% renewables, NREL models grid options

Maui’s electric power grid is expected to operate with 100% solar and wind on an instantaneous basis as early as 2024, and NREL is helping the island plan to reliably supply electricity.

Hawaiian Electric battery cash incentive goes live

An upfront cash payment is available for residential and commercial customers on Oahu who attach a battery to their home and either use or discharge power during peak hours.

After a pointed exchange, Hawaii regulators revise conditions for a $500m energy storage project

Both Hawaiian Electric and its regulators expressed frustration over a decision approving an energy storage system that will be critical to retiring a coal-fired power plant by September 2022.

Hawaii lawmakers vote to slash solar credits as the state looks to prop up its budget

A Senate committee added language that would cut the renewable energy credit as part of an unrelated film tax credit bill.

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