30 Jan '15, 10am

Hawaii Tinkers With Its Solar Formulas

Hawaii Tinkers With Its Solar Formulas

The electric utility serving the Hawaiian island of Kauai is well on its way to replacing generating stations running on fossil fuels with utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PV Photovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. ) arrays that can handle a substantial part of the utility's peak electrical load. The utility is in the process of completing a pair of 12-megawatt PV facilities at Anahola. When the second one is finished later this year, the facility will account for a sizable portion of the island's total 78 MW peak power supply. On some days, the island's solar arrays will meet 80 percent ...

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