Partnership Established to Build the Island First Community Solar + Storage Project
Kihei, HI (January 20, 2021) – Mana Pacific, a Hawaii sustainable business corporation and community-focused renewable energy project developer, announces its partnership with the Ho’ahu Energy Cooperative Moloka’i (HECM). The cooperative was created by grassroots Moloka’i efforts to gain renewable energy independence for the island that has been growing for the past few years.
Mana Pacific and Shake Energy Collaborative have been selected as co-developers to partner with Ho’ahu after a comprehensive and competitive review process that involved interviewing and assessing six other energy development companies. Going forward, Ho’ahu will work with both Mana Pacific and Shake Energy as a joint-venture partnership to draft a proposal for Moloka’i’s first community solar and battery energy storage project as part of Hawaii’s Community Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) program. The co-developers were selected in part due to their shared cultural alignment with the cooperative and benefit corporation statuses. The President of Ho’ahu, Todd Yamashita, described Mana Pacific as “Creative, flexible, culturally aligned and courageous.”
For updates on the community solar project on Moloka’i with Ho’ahu, Mana Pacific, and Shake Energy, click here.