Project Details

Project Name:
Cyanotech Solar Array
Developer:
Neighborhood Power Company (NPS)
Technology:
Solar
Location:
Kailua-Kona
Island:
Hawaii
Capacity:
500 kW
Tax Map Key:
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PUC Docket:
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Project Status:
Existing/Operational
Description:
Cyanotech Corporation, a global producer of effective, natural microalgae nutritional supplements, now hosts a new solar array by Neighborhood Power Company (NPC). The 2,280 panel array sits on 1.3 acres of Cyanotech’s 90-acre microalgae farm, and is estimated to produce approximately 1,147,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year, which Cyanotech will purchase under a power purchase agreement (PPA). The energy production is sufficient to power the entire farm’s production during daylight hours, and is estimated to reduce Cyanotech’s electricity costs by 10 percent. Cyanotech has been an anchor tenant of the state Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) for over 25 years.

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