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Clean energy and photovoltaic systems subject of next Maui advisory meeting

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The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Maui will meet on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 5 p.m., at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani, Maui.

Warren Shibuya, a retired program manager at the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif., will discuss photovoltaic systems, including how they operate, benefits of installing a system, potential cost savings, and federal and state tax credits.

File photo courtesy UHMC. The UH Maui College project involved the installation of photovoltaic panels atop a campus building in Kahului in June, saving the school in energy costs and providing a clean energy alternative.

The public is invited to attend. Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate at this meeting may call 243-5796 for assistance.

Governor Linda Lingle created councils of neighbor island advisors to give neighbor island residents a stronger voice in state government. The Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Maui holds monthly public meetings to seek community input, advise the Governor of important issues and make recommendations for state boards and commissions.

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The members of the Governor’s Council of Neighbor Island Advisors for Maui are Madge Schaefer (chair), Kathryn Ghean (vice chair), John Henry, Lori Ululani Sablas, Gail K. Takeuchi and Leona Rocha Wilson.

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