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Pulehu Solar Project Moves Forward
July 28, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Wren Wescoatt, Cohort VIII

From The Maui News:

A 370-acre solar and battery project in Kula that could power 15,000 homes is closer to fruition after the Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday granted a county special use permit for the project.

The commission’s approval by a 6-0 vote — with one member excused and two absent — pushes forward the Pūlehu Solar project, which will sit on a portion of a 1,087-acre Haleakalā Ranch parcel south of Pūlehu Road.

The 40-megawatt alternating current utility-scale solar project with ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays and a 160-megawatt-hour battery energy storage system could be up and running by April 2023. Valued at $102 million, the project will connect to existing 69-kilovolt power lines with the electricity going across the island, according to a presentation by Pūlehu Solar.

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