College of the Pacific is putting in photo voltaic panels at eight parking heaps
The university Hawaii Maui College says its campus has reached Kahului Net zero Energy status.
The university says in a press release that through a combination of solar photovoltaics, distributed energy storage and energy efficiency measures Maui College has reduced campus fossil fuel consumption for energy by an estimated 100%.
More than 3,300 photovoltaic modules were installed, generating 1.58 megawatt enough electricity to supply more than 200 households per year with electricity and offset greenhouse gas emissions of 4,400 barrels of oil per year. The project also includes 13.93 Megawatt hours of the battery storage.
Uh Maui College is one of the first locations in the country to generate 100% of its energy from on-site photovoltaic solar systems in conjunction with battery storage. The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Mauō, a subsidiary of Pacific Current and also includes four Uh Community College campus on Oahu.
“”We are celebrating Uh Maui College achievement and look forward to Kapi’olani CC and Honolulu CC and Kaua’i CC Joining the Uh Community college campuses that are making great profits towards UhThe goal is to be net zero by 2035, ”he says Erika Lacro, University of Hawaii Vice President for Community Colleges.
Uh Maui College is pursuing successful efforts to reduce energy consumption in Leeward CC that was the first net zero Uh campus in July 2020 and Windward CC that reduced its carbon footprint by around 70% in September 2020. Honolulu CC, Kapi’olani CC and Kaua’i CC are also on the right track to reduce their carbon footprint.
Hawaii is committed to producing 100% renewable energy by 2045. Uh and the Hawaii Legislation set a collective goal for the university system to be “net zero” by January 1, 2035, which means that the system would produce as much renewable energy in its 10 locations as it consumes.
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