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MECO Brings Sun Power to King Kekaulike High School

May 18, 2011, 11:11 AM HST
* Updated May 18, 1:25 PM
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By Wendy Osher

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Maui Electric Company brings sun power to King Kekaulike High School with the dedication of a new photovoltaic system at the Pukalani campus.  The Sun Power for Schools project is the 11th installed to date at schools in Maui County.

The project seeks to encourage renewable energy education for Hawaii’s school children by installing solar electric systems at schools using photovoltaic technology.  The program promotes alternatives to conventional fuels for the production of electricity.  The benefits are tw0-fold, as the projects help schools reduce electric consumption, and help MECO reduce peak electric demands from its  system.

Other Sun Power for Schools systems are currently in operation at Baldwin High School, Molokai High School, Molokai Middle School, Lanai High and Elementary School, Kalama Intermediate School, and Maui High School.

PV lighting systems have also been installed at Iao Intermediate, Lahainaluna High School, Lokelani Intermediate, and Maui Waena Intermediate.

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A blessing and dedication ceremony for the new King Kekaulike system will be will be held Wednesday afternoon.

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