Building Industry Magazine - June 2013 - (Page 78)

NewsBeat Bonterra Solar Installs PV Atop Condo Bonterra Solar recently installed a photovoltaic (PV) solar system comprised of 160 SolarWorld panels on the roof of the Crown Thurston condominium on Spencer Street in Makiki. “The rooftops of many residential and commercial high-rises are perfect places to install large PV systems,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra founder and principal. “The roofs are large, flat and strong.” The PV system will generate 40 kilowatts of electricity for the 11-story condo near Punchbowl Crater. Bonterra teamed up with Pacific Industrial Coatings to first apply a new membrane coating to the roof. “When it comes to major improvements, my concerns are cost, quality, time and how it will affect my residents,” said Rey Patio, Crown Thurston building manager. “Bonterra exceeded all our expectations and treated our property and residents with respect.” Bonterra Solar installed 160 solar panels atop the Crown Thurston condo. Aliamanu, Pearl Ridge Schools Get Sun Power Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) recently completed the installation of photovoltaic systems for both Aliamanu Middle School and Pearl Ridge Elementary School that are expected to save each school 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. Aliamanu’s 123.48 kW(DC) system is estimated to produce 192,986 kW hours of electricity per year. The system includes 504 Conergy modules and two advanced energy 50kW inverters. The Conergy Sun Top mounting system was installed. Pearl Ridge has a 127.4kW(DC) system expected to produce 193,078 kW hours of electricity per year. “The State Department of Education’s (DOE) 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.” The systems being installed by HPS at Oahu and Kauai schools are owned and maintained by RC Energy of Denver under a Power Purchase Agreement. The installation is done at no cost to DOE. 78 | BUILDING INDUSTRY | JUNE 2013 Hawaii Pacific Solar installed a solar system at Aliamanu Middle School.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2013

NEWS BEAT Alakai Pacific opens Guam office
CRW replaces Harbor Court roof
Hawthorne Cat debuts new trucks
NAVFAC awards Safety Star
NAIOP Symposium
Bonterra Solar installs PV at Crown Thurston
HPS gives schools solar power
PBTE offers ‘early bird’ rates
ohnson named Guam executive of year
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Concept To Completion: St. Francis Intergenerational Center
Spotlight On Success: Wheeler UEPH Barracks
Contracts Awarded and Low Bids
BIA Renaissance awards
GCA awards
New Products
Best Practices
HLPA Guide
Sweepsteaks” winner

Building Industry Magazine - June 2013