Holaniku at Keahole Point

Holaniku at Keahole Point is a 2 MW micro-scaled Concentrated solar power plant in the Kona District (west coast) of the island of Hawai ‘ i . It is located in the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii at Keahole Point . [2]

Holaniku at Keahole Point is the first commercial solar thermal power plant built by solar collectors manufactured by Sopogy . The project was developed by Keahole Solar Power, LLC. Engineering, Procurement and Contracting ( EPC ) company. The plant contains over 1,000 Sopogy MicroCSP SopoNova parabolic trough solar collectors. The power plant uses the sun’s heat to create steam. [3] Most likely to be used for other experimental purposes, only 0.5MW maximum power can be used to generate electricity. Little, if any, electrical power leaves the site.

See also

  • List of concentrating solar thermal power companies
  • List of photovoltaic power stations
  • List of Solar Thermal Power Stations
  • Renewable energy in the United States
  • Renewable portfolio standard
  • Solar power in the United States
  • Solar power in Hawaii


  1. ^ Jump up to:b “Holaniku at Keahole Point” . National Renewable Energy Laboratory . Retrieved 2011-12-03 .
  2. Jump up^ Prevedouros, Panos (2011-07-26). “DHHL and PUC Should be Cautious with Proposed Solar Power Plant on Oahu” . Hawaii Reporter . Retrieved 2011-12-22 .
  3. Jump up^ “Holaniku at Keahole Point Micro CSP Thermal Plant, Kona Desert, Hawaii, USA” . power-technology.com . Net Resources International . Retrieved 2010-08-07 . [ unreliable source? ]

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