Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) recently completed the installation of photovoltaic systems for both Aliamanu Middle and Pearl Ridge Elementary Schools. The latest of the Department of Education schools to receive PVs, and each school is estimated to save more than $500,000 over the 20-year life of the system.
The PV systems will each prevent 300,184 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere -- equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 15,265 gallons of gasoline or from 317 barrels of oil.
“The State Department of Education’s effort to conserve energy at our schools is continuing on both Oahu and Kauai,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS. “Aliamanu and Pearl Ridge are the 11th and 12th schools on Oahu to receive PV and we are proud to be a part of their energy conservation and sustainability efforts.”