AES Distributed Energy, Inc. announced that a SunPower® Oasis® Power Plant platform with an innovative solar plus storage facility is under development by AES DE on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‛i .
AES DE will construct a 28MW SunPower Oasis system at the site, as well as a 20MW five-hour duration energy storage system.
"As the result of a competitive bid process, SunPower Oasis Power Plant technology was selected to optimize the cost-competitive solar power generated for KIUC customers at this facility," said Woody Rubin, President of AES DE. "The combined solution of energy storage and SunPower solar technology will provide KIUC with the flexibility and reliability to meet their peak demand."
"We commend AES DE and KIUC for this forward-thinking, milestone project, and for using high performance SunPower technology to ensure long-term value," said Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO. "Innovation and proven performance are hallmarks of SunPower technology, which powers more than three gigawatts of solar power plants around the world today."