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Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hokulani and Lunalilo Elementary Schools Awarded Grants for Renewable Energy Projects

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS), a Maui-based solar PV design and installation company, has awarded two education grants totaling $2,718 for solar energy-related projects at Hokulani Elementary School and King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School, both Kaimuki Complex schools.

 

Hokulani Elementary School received the entire amount requested, $1,402.15, to explore the application of PV systems and their use in powering LEGO® robotic projects at the school. Teachers Marcus Pottenger, Naomi Oshiro and Laurie Yoshinaga submitted the grant with Hokulani’s principal, Holly Kiyonaga.

 

King William C. Lunalilo Elementary School received $1,316.60 to participate statewide, with the Hokulea and Hikianalia, in the first science project on hydroponics. Lunalilo has focused on sustainability for the past three years and was adopted by the Hokulea as it travels on its three-year worldwide voyage. Principal Amy Kantrowitz submitted the proposal.

2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit to Focus on Restoring Ancestral Abundance

2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit to Focus on Restoring Ancestral Abundance

The second annual North Shore Food Summit will be held Thursday, September 11th and Friday September 12th, 2014 at Waimea Valley and Turtle Bay Resort. 

Participants and speakers, from a cross-section of the food system industry, will build upon last year’s success by focusing on the goal of restoring ancestral abundance. The increased understanding of sustainable ancient food systems and an ever increasing desire for a more food secure future will help this community movement grow even stronger.

Who:              2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit

When:            Day 1: Thursday, September 11, 2014 (Field trip day and dinner), Waimea Valley

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

Chef Ed Kenny, Hawaii Center for Food Safety & Chef Action Network Collaborate to Build New Chef Network

Michel Nischan, internationally renowned chef and leader in the sustainable food movement, is joining local celebrity chef, Ed Kenney, to launch the Hawaii Chef Action Network (HI-CAN) at the North Shore Food Summit on September 11 and 12.

 

A collaboration among Kenney, Hawaii Center for Food Safety (HCFS) and the Chef Action Network, HI-CAN will inform, equip and empower chefs to build a healthier, cleaner and safer local food system in Hawaii.

 

Supporters Fully Fund HPR’s Energy Efficiency Project

Supporters Fully Fund HPR’s Energy Efficiency Project

Kaheka Street studios to receive lighting upgrades through WEfficiency

Hawai‘i Public Radio announces it has successfully met its $11,769 goal under the crowdfunding platform WEfficiency, an innovative new initiative of Blue Planet Foundation. Nearly 125 HPR supporters responded to the appeal for a lighting upgrade at the station’s Kaheka Street broadcast studios and administrative offices. The LED electrical retrofit will be installed by Energy Industries Corporation in the early fall. The project is anticipated to yield immediate savings, with an anticipated annual reduction in energy expenses totaling $6000.

Johnson Controls promotes green learning with gift for scholarships & equipment

Johnson Controls promotes green learning with gift for scholarships & equipment

HAWAI‘I - Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, recently awarded a $57,895 grant to the University of Hawai‘i.  Their gift supports student scholarships for the UH and Johnson Controls Fellows Program, HVAC scholarships, and equipment for Honolulu CC’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (RAC) program.

Vice President for Community Colleges Dr. John Morton said, "Sustainability is an important goal but also an important value for the UH Community Colleges.  Our work with Johnson Controls, Inc. has helped move us forward in reaching this sustainability goal.  We thank JCI for their continued support and partnership, and for this generous gift in support of training the future workers in Hawai‘i's green industries."

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to  three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at three more Oahu schools: Aiea Intermediate, Jarrett Middle and Waimalu Elementary. Each Department of Education Oahu school is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

 Hawaii Pacific Solar has completed PV installation at 19 Oahu schools, and 15 Kauai schools are in process and should be completed by the end of the year.

 

HPS was awarded  Department of Education (DOE) contracts to install solar panels at 45 Oahu and Kauai schools under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) whereby the system is owned, operated and maintained by RC Energy of Denver Colorado. The installation is at no cost to DOE.

 

RevoluSun Celebrates 5 Years and 5,000 Systems

RevoluSun Celebrates 5 Years and 5,000 Systems

 

RevoluSun is celebrating a huge milestone on July 15. Not only is it Hawaii’s leading solar design and installation firm’s fifth birthday, in just five short years, RevoluSun is approaching their 5,000th PV system installation. In addition, sales are up from last year, and RevoluSun is looking to evolve their offerings into advancements like battery storage and home energy automation concepts.

In 2009, RevoluSun’s founders had a vision to create a trustworthy solar company offering the most experienced workforce and top-notch customer service — two major areas they had experienced as lacking in the solar industry. As RevoluSun evolved, so did their unparalleled quality. Their reputation for having the most-advanced racking system, cutting-edge technology, local knowledge, top-notch workmanship and best warranties is what led the public to seek out RevoluSun’s perspective as HECO’s solar rules changed last year.