Lawai solar farm opens

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AES will utilize sheep to control vegetation in an environmentally friendly way, avoiding fossil fuels and herbicides used in traditional landscape maintenance

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Kumu Sabra Kauka conducts the blessing with, from leftm Council Chair Arryl Kaneshiro; Kauai Liaison for Governor David Ige, Carrice Caspillo Gardner, AES DE President Woody Rubin, Councilmember Felicia Cowden, KIUC President and CEO David Bissell, Mayor Derek Kawakami, KIUC Board Vice Chair Jan TenBruggencate, Kauai Field Representative for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Kaulana Finn

LIHUE — A 150-acre solar farm on the south side of the island was unveiled Tuesday.