SolarCity Corporation (San Mateo, California, U.S.) and Lend Lease Corporation Ltd. (Millers Point, Australia) announced that construction has begun on a 4 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Joint Base Pearl-Harbon Hickam near Honolulu, Hawaii.

The initial phase will involve the installation of PV systems on 600 roofs on the base. SolarCity will engineer, install and maintain the systems, and sell the electricity generated to Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. (Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.) through a 20-year power purchase agreement.


“Hickam Communities and Lend Lease’s use of renewable, solar energy will have a positive impact on the local environment and island economy,” said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. “This project will help reduce the expense and pollution created by imported oil.”


Second solar-powered community at a U.S. Air Force Base

The project is the second solar-powered community on a U.S. Air Force Base. In October 2009, SolarCity and Lend Lease announced that they would build a similar project at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

SolarCity notes that the project is part of the Air Force’s work to meet a Department of Defense goal to use renewable energy for 25% of its electricity supply by 2025

Source: solarserver

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