Maui County Leads The Way With Solar Projects

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Maui County Leads The Way With Solar Projects

Maui leads the way in solarThe County of Maui is leading the way with solar projects across the county with PV systems installed at 12 county facilities on Maui, and two on Lanai. These include 3 PV systems at Public Works/Highways Division baseyards, 2 at wastewater treatment facilities, 2 at park facilities, 2 at senior centers, 4 at Maui Fire Department facilities, one PV system at Maui Police Department facilities, and another PV system at the Department of Water Supply facilities. These projects reflect the counties commitment to bring renewable energy to Maui County. And they put their words into action to prove this commitment.

In fact, the County of Maui is set to dedicate two of its newest projects; the Kihei Wastewater Treatment Facility which has the largest photovoltaic system installed on Maui, and another solar project at the Kihei Aquatic Center which has Maui’s very first commercial-size carport photovoltaic system. Both PV systems will be dedicated by Mayor Arakawa at 9 am on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at the Kihei Aquatic Center.

This definitely is an exciting time as we all make the shift into capturing the natural energy sources we have readily available to us. Mayor Arakawa stated, “This is an exciting time in the history of Maui County as we lead the state in implementing the use of clean energy sources at government facilities – even in parking lots.” He supports the funding requests to move forward with these projects.

The solar systems at both of these locations were a part of a Power Purchase Agreement between Maui County and Bosch Solar Energy. The systems were installed for Bosch by Haleakala Solar and Mangan Renewables, Inc.

Here are two articles that recently appeared in Maui’s media:
Mayor set to dedicate PV systems
Maui Dedicates Largest PV System, First PV Carport

Akaku caught up with Mayor Alan Arakawa after the dedication of Mauiʻs newest PV system in Kihei. Watch video below:

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