This past Saturday started Maui’s first large solar project partnership between Maui Electric Company and Kenyon Energy. Maui Electric is buying power from Kenyon’s South Maui Renewable Resources. The project can possibly generate up to 2.87 megawatt of solar power that is then delivered to Maui Electric’s grid for roughly 11 cents per kilowatt-hour.
Maui is ahead of the 30% target they set for themselves getting 34% of its energy from renewable resources. Those resources include wind, hydroelectric, biofuels , and solar. Maui Electric will begin purchasing more power from an additional Kenyon project later this month.