Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili, Maui, is estimated to save more than $450,000 over the 20-year life of the photovoltaic (PV) system recently installed by Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS). The solar PV project was funded by parents of a Maui Prep student.
“The savings Maui Prep will see with the PV system is just one part of the picture. We also are educating our students about the environment and showing them one example of how we can work together for a more sustainable Hawaii,” explained George Baker, headmaster at Maui Prep.
“We are very pleased to help Maui Prep with its effort to conserve energy and to help students learn about PV as a renewable energy option,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS.“
The PV system will prevent 220,223 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere -- equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 11,236 gallons of gasoline or from 232 barrels of oil.