Altus Power America will be constructing a 4.5-MW ground-mounted solar energy project in Kapolei, Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu. Once completed the project will be the largest Community-Based Renewable Energy (“CBRE”) project in Hawai’i. Altus Power acquired the project from Tritium Enterprises (“Tritium3“) who led the development effort under Phase I of the CBRE program and will continue to support construction, community engagement and ongoing operations.
The project is expected to be online in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will generate over 6,500 megawatt-hours of electricity during its first year of operation. This will be Altus Power’s third investment in Hawai’i and the first to specifically provide energy savings, through CBRE solar credits, to a significant number of O’ahu residential customers in addition to commercial and municipal entities.
Lars Norell, Managing Partner of Altus Power, said, “Altus is committed to providing clean energy solutions in Hawai’i. We are pleased to be participating in the CBRE Phase I program and we look forward to creating renewable energy benefits that will be made available to businesses, non-profits and residential households.”
“The CBRE program is an important element of Hawai’i’s renewable energy landscape. After several years of development we are excited to partner with Altus Power to help bring the promise of community solar to the residents of Hawai’i”, said Ryan McCauley, CEO of Tritium3.
This project expands Altus’ national presence in community solar with over 100 megawatts of operating community solar projects in states across the country.
— Solar Builder magazine