September 24, 2020Solar Builder Magazine

Ohana Partners with Tesla on Los Cabos Sustainable Energy Project

Ohana Real Estate Investors and Tesla have a plan to take its 1,400-acre master planned community completely off-grid, what Ohana believes to be first-of-its-kind energy solution at the Twin Dolphin community in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Developed, owned and operated by Ohana, Twin Dolphin is a 1,400-acre master-planned community that includes Maravilla Los Cabos, a private residential community and club, Montage Los Cabos resort and residences, and Twin Dolphin Club, featuring an 18-hole Fred Couples Signature golf course. In addition to Twin Dolphin, Ohana’s solar energy program with Tesla will also be implemented at Ohana’s brand new Montage Healdsburg resort, which will open in late fall 2020 in Sonoma County, California.

The initiative at Twin Dolphin will leverage Tesla’s fully integrated solar panels and battery energy storage and software systems to provide reliable renewable energy for the entire community. Guided by Ohana’s ongoing commitment to conservation and sustainability, the firm is making a significant financial investment to reach this objective, and after many years of planning and negotiation, the first phase has received government approvals and is currently underway.

The project will generate over 20 gigawatt-hours of electricity every year with the potential for increased efficiency over time. The project consists of a six-system portfolio installed throughout the property, which includes a central ground-mount site spanning over 22 acres, located adjacent to Twin Dolphin’s already existing state-of-the-art reverse osmosis and desalination plant that provides potable water to the entire community. Furthermore Tesla Powerhub, a data platform to monitor energy use, is incorporated into the project to use real-time and historical data tracking to optimize its energy usage, improve performance, and help inform future decisions.