Solar projects in public schools advance


Business Section

April 15, 2014

Solar projects in public schools advance

A Hawaii-based company is finalizing the design for rooftop solar photovoltaic projects at 33 public schools on Oahu and Kauai.

The systems being designed by Enersol Hawaii consist of approximately 17,000 photovoltaic panels for a total system size of nearly 4 megawatts. Once complete, the system will produce roughly 6 megawatt hours of electricity annually, equating to 31,000 tons of carbon emissions, according to a news release from Enersol.

Enersol was awarded the design and engineering portion of these projects early last year and has been working with local utilities, city and county offices, as well as the investment group and contractors to finalize all projects and allow for construction to begin. Work is scheduled to be complete on all sites by the end of this year.