Energy project breaks ground

  • John Steinhorst / The Garden Island

    A blessing of the 200-acre parcel planned to provide renewable sustainable energy to the island is done by Island School’s Sabra Kauka, left, Island School sophomore Ka’ohu Ranis, junior Ben Griep and eighth-grader Hanalei Wann-Keli’iho’omalu.

  • John Steinhorst / The Garden Island

    Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Board Chairman Alan Smith, AES Distributed Energy President Woody Rubin and KIUC President/CEO David Bissell, from left, celebrate the groundbreaking of the largest hybrid solar and energy storage system in Hawaii.

LAWAI — Hawaii’s largest hybrid solar energy storage system will be coming to 200 acres near Kauai’s South Shore. The battery system located on former sugar land is scheduled to become one of the biggest of its kind in the world.