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Parker Ranch’s 30MW Solar Project will address climate change and provide sustainable benefits for the Big Island.
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Parker Ranch’s 30MW Solar Project will address climate change and provide sustainable benefits for the Big Island.


Parker RanchWe are excited to partner with Innergex which has more than 30 years of experience in developing and operating renewable energy projects worldwide. Innergex has a track record of engaging with communities and has committed to working alongside local businesses and contractors to develop Hale Kuawehi. The project is expected in 2022 to break ground, with commercial operation scheduled for the end 2022. The Hale Kuawehi photovoltaic and battery storage facility will include 30MW AC of solar panels on single-axis trackers and 120MWh of storage. It is located near Parker Ranch’s industrial Park, off Mamalahoa Highway. The project will bring multiple benefits to the community, including inflows of tax revenue that can be used for reinvestment on the Island or job creation. Innergex is currently working on its community benefits package, and outreach to local non-profits.

Parker RanchRecognizes the effects of climate change caused by humans on the planet. Climate change is real. This is evident from the global effects of extreme weather events and changes in environmental conditions.

To reduce the disruptions to society and hardships caused the climate crisis, large-scale and immediate actions are required.  Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by switching to clean energy sources and using solutions to store and remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Through the Hale Kuawehi Project and other sustainability initiatives Parker Ranchis taking a proactive approach in addressing these issues. “We are delighted to be working alongside Innergex to bring more sustainable energy online for the State of the Island. This project aligns with our mission to support our Beneficiaries and improve the quality of life in our community,” said Dutch Kuyper, President & CEO of Parker Ranch Inc. “We look forward to sharing plans on additional renewable energy and sustainability initiatives that will further reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, helping to address the threats of climate change.”

Parker RanchIt is utilizing various methods to reduce carbon emissions as part its strategic plan, which focuses on creating value through sustainability and sustainable economic growth.  Apart from changing its ranching strategy to reduce its carbon footprint, Parker RanchIt is also actively seeking reforestation opportunities and other opportunities to increase clean renewable energy generation.

About Parker Ranch
Parker RanchOne of the oldest and largest cattle ranches in America.  Parker Ranch Inc. is wholly-owned by Parker Ranch Foundation Trust whose beneficiaries are four non-profits:  Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital, Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, Parker SchoolHawai’i Community Foundation and.  Visit www. www.parkerranch.comOr

About Paniolo Power Company Paniolo Power Company LLC, a subsidiary of Parker Ranch Inc. was established in April 2014to promote community-based and affordable clean energy for the Waimea KohalaBoth for Hawaii Island and the communities they serve. Paniolo Power is leveraging Parker RanchResources to develop renewable energy that is affordable to increase the sustainability and energy security of Hawaii Island. Visit to learn more.

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