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Largest wind project in Hawai‘i breaks ground on O‘ahu

March 1, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Sun Herald - Last week marked the first day of construction for the state's largest wind project to date--the 69 megawatt Kawailoa Wind project. The project is being constructed on Kamehameha Schools' Kawailoa Plantation lands on O'ahu.

Upon completion, the project will become the largest wind facility in Hawai'i with 30 Seimens wind turbines generating enough energy to power 14,500 homes. This equates to 5 percent of O'ahu's total demand.

"This groundbreaking for Kawailoa Wind is an historic occasion for Hawai'i because, as the largest wind project ever in the state, it will harness enough clean, sustainable energy to provide power for thousands of families on O'ahu," said U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.



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