Kihei Charter School is installing solar panels which are expected to generate 90 percent of peak power needs for the school. The panels, shown being wired at the Kihei Charter School Pavilion by Lawrence Baisa, will be connected to the Maui Electric Company power grid once the wiring is completed. The panels are part of a total of 1,250 panels that are part of a system also … [Read more...] about Kihei Charter Generating Power To Light Up The Path To Learning
1. On Mar. 15, which Maui legislator introduced two resolutions to create regional task forces on cesspools? A. Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran B. Sen. Roz Baker C. Rep. Angus McKelvey D. Rep. Justin Woodson E. Rep. Kyle Yamashita 2. Last year, the County of Maui’s share of the state’s Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) was $23.5 million–barely over the $22 million the county was … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know when UH Maui College will go 100 percent solar?
Though you often see rain and gray clouds hugging the mountain peaks that tower over Iao Valley, Hawaii Nature Center’s program facility there will soon get solar power (while solar cells do work on overcast days, they’re not as efficient as on sunny days, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association). Hawaii Pacific Solar is installing the photovoltaic system at a … [Read more...] about Hawaii Nature Center’s Iao Valley facility goes solar
It’s been well over a year since Doug McLeod resigned as Maui County Energy Commissioner and formed his own consulting firm (DKK Energy Services LLC), after holding down the post for four years. The county didn’t exactly rush to replace McLeod–in fact, they only announced their new energy commissioner–Frederick Redell–on April Fools’ Day of this year. “Frederick Redell will … [Read more...] about County of Maui finally hires new Energy Commissioner
Bad news for the sun-powered Solar Impulse aircraft, which recently flew from Japan to Hawaii without using a drop of fossil fuels–technically difficulties will keep it in the ground until next spring at the earliest. Turns out the batteries overheated during the flight and were severely damaged, according to a July 15 news release sent out by the Solar Impulse team: During … [Read more...] about Solar Impulse aircraft grounded in Hawaii until April 2016