Building Industry Magazine - June 2013 - (Page 78)
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.
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Hawaii Pacific Solar installed a solar system
at Aliamanu Middle School.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2013
INSIDE ABC HAWAII
NEWS BEAT Alakai Pacific opens Guam office
CRW replaces Harbor Court roof
Hawthorne Cat debuts new trucks
NAVFAC awards Safety Star
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
Building Industry Magazine - June 2013