December 23, 2013 – Goodwill announced today it is expected to save approximately $40,000 in energy costs per year through its new photovoltaic (PV) system on its Kilihau offices and warehouse.
“We are always looking at ways to control our expenses so that we can better serve our mission. In addition to decreasing energy costs, the reduction in emissions will go a long way towards helping the environment,” said Laura Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Hawaii.
RevoluSun designed and installed the solar system comprised of 680 SunPower 327 watt modules. The resulting solar power will immediately save Goodwill 42 percent through a Power-Purchase Agreement compared to what they would have paid HECO for the same number of kilowatt-hours.
In addition, the PV system will generate as much clean, renewable energy as planting 87 acres of trees, and it will offset the burning of over 26,000 barrels of oil and 14.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the environment over the 35 year lifespan of the system.
“We were able to provide Goodwill with a financial solution that allowed them to have a solar system benefitted by the State and Federal incentives that are normally unavailable to Non-Profits,” said Todd Georgopapadakos, RevoluSun Principal. “The result is considerable savings for Goodwill.”
About Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959.
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