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HPA solar system expected to save $27,000 per year


Hawaii Preparatory Academy has announced it expects to save about $27,000 in energy costs per year through its new photovoltaic (PV) system at the Waimea campus.

The ground-mounted PV system is located in the area above the HPA Energy Lab, a one-of-a-kind facility for students that allows them to research renewable energy alternatives, among other projects.

“We look forward to having this solar array up and running over the summer,” said Robert McKendry, HPAʻs chief financial officer. “In addition to the energy the array will produce, this project provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to monitor our energy usage and to learn about the economics of solar energy production.”

RevoluSun designed and installed the solar ground mount system comprised of 480 ReneSola, 255-watt modules.

The resulting solar power will immediately save HPA 48 percent on the power produced through a Power-Purchase Agreement compared to what they would have paid the utility, HELCO, for the same number of kilowatt-hours.

In addition, the PV system will generate as much clean, renewable energy as planting 41 acres of trees, and it will offset the burning of more than 12,581 barrels of oil and 6.9 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment over the 35 year lifespan of the system.

“We are very pleased to support HPA in their long-term efforts to create renewable energy,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun Principal. “It goes hand-in-hand with the educational initiatives and student learning happening at HPA’s incredible Energy Lab, which is a superb model of sustainable buildings and clean living.”

Committed to empowering the world, RevoluSun makes solar energy affordable and attractive for every homeowner and business.

Headquartered in Honolulu, RevoluSun has developed more than 4,500 residential solar systems, saving homeowners nearly $14 million each year.

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