The concentrating solar power technology uses mirrored reflectors and optics to intensify solar energy, which raises the system’s energy efficiency.

Hawaiian Homes Commission chairman Kaulana Park said that Kalaeloa Solar One will incorporate the latest generation in solar technology, provide income revenue rent for the department, and a portion of the lease rent proceeds will fund an educational renewable energy program for native Hawaiians.

The project is expected to break ground late 2010 and to be completed by the third quarter of 2011.

In 2009, Keahole Solar inaugurated its ‘Holaniku at Keahole Point’ concentrating solar power facility in Hawaii.