U Hawai’i to house innovative solar energy project
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with SolarCity to provide renewable solar energy to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology on Coconut Island for the next 20 years. The university’s participation was enabled by financial support from the Center for a Sustainable Future.
Said UH Mānoa Chancellor Tom Apple, “This landmark achievement is a model for how we will proceed in the future. We have the unique opportunity to draw on the wealth of expertise on our campus, as well as our partners throughout the state, to set an example on what can be done to achieve significant energy savings. We’re making progress toward our goal of having 25 percent of campus-wide energy use supplied by renewable sources by 2020.”
“This project is helping UH Mānoa to meet their long-term energy goals,” added Jon Yoshimura, director of government affairs for SolarCity. “Power purchasing agreements like this one make solar both logical and affordable.”
Check out the details at The University of Hawai’i.