LANAI AIRPORT GOES SOLAR
The State Department of Transportation celebrates the completion of a new photovoltaic energy system at Lanai Airport.Â The PV system is the final of seven DOT facilities across the state that have recently been completed as part of the DOT’s Photovoltaic Energy Systems Project.
A dedication ceremony will be held Thursday morning, April 30th at 10 a.m. at the airport’s Main Terminal.
Transportation officials say the project exemplifies the state’s commitment to lead by example in developing renewable energy strategies that they say will also save taxpayers thousands of dollars each year.
Below is a chart of other DOT facilities that have recently been completed and the energy savings the systems are expected to provide.
Solar panels have already been installed at a Hangar building and cargo facility at the Kahului Airport here on Maui, resulting in a combined 226,199 kWh of yearly energy savings.
A complete list of completed projects and their estimated energy savings is inlcuded below:
Est. yearly power savings
|Lihue Airport||Kauai||Terminal building||338 kW DC||
|Kona International||Hawaii||Cargo building||61 kW DC||
|Hilo International||Hawaii||Terminal building||111 kW DC||
|Kahului Airport||Maui||ASAP/Cargo building||327 kW DC||
|Kahului Airport||Maui||T-Hangar building||42 kW DC||
|Highways Div.||Kauai||Baseyard roof||15 kW DC||
|Harbors Div.||Kauai||Nawiliwili||7 kW DC||
|Total clean energy produced per year||
(By Wendy OSHER Â© 2009)