Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High Penetration PV Potential

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    Overview of the solar resource assessment conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in cooperation with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in Hawaii to determine the technical feasibility of increasing the contribution of solar renewable energy generation on the island of Kauaii through the use of photovoltaic (PV) arrays. The analysis, which was performed using a customversion of NREL's In My Back Yard (IMBY) software tool, showed that there is potential to generate enough energy to cover the peak load as reported for Kauai in 2007.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages19
    StatePublished - 2010

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-7A2-47956


    • Hawaii
    • high-penetration PV potential
    • Kauai
    • photovoltaic
    • PV
    • solar resource analysis
    • solar resources


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