Latest Initiative: New Solar PV System
Did you know imported oil accounts for 90% of the state’s energy needs and is the main reason our energy costs are so high? We didn’t, until our LEED Green Associate Conservation and Sustainability Officer decided to stop stealing everyone’s Styrofoam cups and did some research.
In an effort to cut down on the need for oil, the state has set an ambitious goal to generate 70% of its power from clean energy sources by 2030. We think that’s great but we don’t want to wait 20 years for our energy bill to go down and watch our environment deteriorate in the process. So we decided to do something about it.
Given the solar opportunities available in Hawaii, we figured it was about time we installed a solar PV system. Our new system consists of 312 individual 305-watt Sunpower modules that cover our entire rooftop and is projected to generate over 135,000 kilowatt hours of clean sun based power annually. It’s not going to solve Hawaii’s imported oil problems over night but it’s a step in the right direction and will cut energy costs.
For more information about HONBLUE’s other sustainability initiatives, please visit our website at green.honblue.com.