760 kWs of solar power designed and installed by Hawaii’s largest solar integrator, RevoluSun, now live
HONOLULU – Hawaii Self Storage and Aiea Town Square today announced it will generate 23 MWhs of clean, renewable energy over the next 20 years thanks to seven commercial solar systems designed and installed by Hawaii-owned RevoluSun. Hawaii’s leading PV integrator was able to develop all seven systems in less than three months so that each went live by year-end and qualified for 2011 tax incentives.
“MW Group has been tracking the cost of a solar solution for 2.5 years and we have seen cost continue to drop. With today’s commoditization of the panels, and the efficiencies in scale by the local providers, costs are about 50 percent less than they were. Couple that with the existing federal grants, state tax credits/rebates and with historically low interest rates, it was the optimal time to go green,” said Steve Metter, CEO of MW Group, Ltd.
“We wanted to deploy solar for Hawaii Self Storage and Aiea Town Square – a total of seven properties –island-wide and we needed a company that was robust enough to design and install this massive project in a tight, 90-day window. We choose RevoluSun following an extremely competitive bid process. RevoluSun delivered with a ‘Can Do Attitude’, integrated design, purchasing power, construction management and an excellent installation team with American Piping & Boiler. Bottom-line, RevoluSun’s execution was flawless and all seven systems are now live.”
The $2.8 million project includes seven locations for a total system size of 760.92 kW. The seven sites use a total of 2,984 panels and the total electricity made each day could power 120 homes.
“As a Hawaii-owned company, we were thrilled to work with another local company to help them offset their energy usage through a RevoluSun solar system,” said Todd Georgopapadakos, RevoluSun Principal. “Our team worked tirelessly to get them done by year-end. In less than three months we were able to design,
permit, obtain utility approval, procure equipment and build seven systems on seven sites. We finished ahead of schedule during our busiest time of year and they went live in time for Christmas. I was very proud of our tremendous effort.” These seven systems will offset the burning of 3,000 barrels of oil per year, and keep 1.7 million tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere annually.
Hawaii Self Storage
For more information on Hawaii Self Storage call 949-SAFE (7233) or visit www.hawaiiselfstorage.com. Hawaii’s largest self storage company with six facilities in Kaimuki, Kapolei, Mililani, Pearl City and Salt Lake, Hawaii Self Storage offers the longest access hours in Hawaii, the highest level of third-party security monitoring, covered loading and unloading, air conditioning, free pick-up, free estimates, and canoe, kayak and surfboard storage. For small business customers, Hawaii Self Storage offers a business center complete with phone, fax, and wireless Internet service as well as free package acceptance service. As a locally owned company, Hawaii Self Storage has numerous programs designed to give back to the Oahu community, including 12 annual high school scholarships, the Lockers for Literacy program and support of athletic teams. In 2009, Hawaii Self Storage was named Humanitarian of the Year, received the prestigious Better Business Bureau Torch Award, and was recognized as Hawaii’s Outstanding Advocate for Youth and Children by the Hawaii State House of Representatives. Hawaii Self Storage also was named BEST STORAGE in 2010 by Honolulu Magazine, a 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Best of the Best by The Honolulu Advertiser/ Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Innovative Company of the Year in 2007 by Pacific Business News.
MW Group, Ltd.
MW Group, Ltd. is a locally owned, diversified commercial real estate developer. MW Group owns and operates The Plaza Assisted Living, Hawaii Self Storage, Office, Retail and Industrial properties.
RevoluSun is Hawaii’s largest solar provider, designing and installing more than 1,000 photovoltaic projects generating 20 MW of clean energy. Providing the highest quality of service, technology and design in renewable energy, RevoluSun is bringing cleaner, smarter energy to communities, one rooftop at a time. With its extensive network of alternative energy partners and detailed knowledge of federal and state tax incentives, RevoluSun makes renewable solar energy an affordable, attractive option for both homeowners and businesses.
Hawaii-owned RevoluSun offers free, understandable energy evaluations to its residential clients, which allow for customized systems based on each home’s unique energy needs. RevoluSun also provides a robust community education program aimed at educating homeowners on how solar works and what tax incentives are available through its free solar education series and solar open house programs. For commercial and government projects, RevoluSun is pioneering new models in renewable energy that provide maximum value, expertise and service, while ensuring its client’s structure the best possible business models to take advantage of local renewable energy opportunities.