Hawaii Pacific Solar

About Hawaii Pacific Solar

 

Hawaii Pacific Solar’s mission is to contribute to the sustainability of Hawaii by being a leading developer and designer of photovoltaic systems, including product innovation, service and solutions, and by supporting community environmental efforts.

 

Serving Hawaii since 2008, Hawaii Pacific Solar’s (HPS) reputation for exceptional quality and service keeps clients returning again and again for their expertise. HPS has a particular mastery of large-scale commercial projects, including Department of Education schools, retail, hospitality and industrial sites.

HPS’ service spans the entire length of the project, from roof mitigation to working with the utility and county permitting.

HPS is also a joint venture partner with South Maui Renewable Resources and Ku’ia Solar and Haleakala Energy Associates in developing Maui’s first solar farms in Lahaina and Kihei. The two projects are expected to provide up to nearly six megawatts of solar power to Maui Electric’s grid at a price of 11.06 cents per kilowatt-hour, the lowest in Hawaii for a solar project of any scale.

HPS received Pacific Edge Business Achievements Award – Commitment to Green award in 2014 and was a 2016 finalist in Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for business ethics.

Our Team

Bob Johnston Hawaii Pacific SolarRobert Johnston – President/CEO

Bob Johnston provides management and financial expertise and oversees the day-to-day operations of Hawaii Pacific Solar  (HPS) and is the co-founder of Landtec, Inc., a Maui-based real estate development company. Before forming his own company, Johnston was vice president of finance and development for Hilton Head Company, one of the largest real estate developers and resort operators in the Southeast, where he was responsible for the management of projects from conceptual planning to construction, finance and marketing. Prior to that, he served as president of Landwest Development Company on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he developed projects in the Carolinas, Georgia, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Maui and Jamaica.

Johnston sits on the boards Hawaii Nature Center and South Maui Renewable Resources (SMRR), a joint venture formed with Haleakala Energy Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with degrees in finance and economics.

 

Patricia Rohlfing Hawaii Pacific Solar

Patricia Rohlfing – Vice President – Finance

Tricia Rohlfing currently serves as vice president of finance at HPS. Prior to joining HPS, Tricia was director of energy ventures for Makani Nui Associates, a development partner with First Wind that developed and continues to operate several wind farms in Hawaii, including the Kaheawa wind farms on Maui. She joined Makani Nui Associates in 2010 after retiring from Bank of Hawaii where she was last senior vice manager at the Bank’s Maui Commercial Banking Center.

Rohlfing earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Oregon State University. She currently serves on the Maui Economic Development Board and has served on the boards of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, the State 4-H Foundation, the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, the Hawaii Food Industry Association and the Healthcare financial Management Association.

 

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts – Construction Manager

Daniel Roberts’ background is in construction management and photovoltaic system installation. He has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry and has also directed operations of solar projects in the commercial sector.

Roberts oversees all installation and operational activities on Oahu. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and manages the flow of information between the client, project team and subcontractors.  His duties include participation in the pre-construction planning phase, project scheduling, logistics and coordinating field operations and staffing for HPS.  Roberts is also the liaison between HPS and HECO for PV interconnections.

Roberts and his team have completed and commissioned nearly 20 solar sites for the Hawaii State Department of Education.  He was responsible for all coordination between the schools and HPS.

 

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith – Project Manager

A Maui resident since 1993, Shannon Smith has been with HPS since 2011.  Currently serving as project manager, she oversees office and employee operations and assists with ongoing projects.  Prior to HPS, she worked for 10 years in real estate development, primarily on Maui residential projects.

Prior to that she worked for the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association, promoting Kaanapali as a travel destination via resort events, print and multi-media advertising.  She also has experience in commercial and residential real estate leasing and management on Maui and the mainland.

A graduate of Penn State University, Smith is a past board member of Ebb & Flow Arts and currently sits on their Advisory Board.

 

 

Bob Johnston Hawaii Pacific Solar

Robert Johnston – President/CEO

Bob Johnston provides management and financial expertise and oversees the day-to-day operations of Hawaii Pacific Solar  (HPS) and is the co-founder of Landtec, Inc., a Maui-based real estate development company. Before forming his own company, Johnston was vice president of finance and development for Hilton Head Company, one of the largest real estate developers and resort operators in the Southeast, where he was responsible for the management of projects from conceptual planning to construction, finance and marketing. Prior to that, he served as president of Landwest Development Company on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he developed projects in the Carolinas, Georgia, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Maui and Jamaica.

Johnston sits on the boards Hawaii Nature Center and South Maui Renewable Resources (SMRR), a joint venture formed with Haleakala Energy Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with degrees in finance and economics.

 

Patricia Rohlfing Hawaii Pacific Solar

Patricia Rohlfing – Vice President – Finance

Tricia Rohlfing currently serves as vice president of finance at HPS. Prior to joining HPS, Tricia was director of energy ventures for Makani Nui Associates, a development partner with First Wind that developed and continues to operate several wind farms in Hawaii, including the Kaheawa wind farms on Maui. She joined Makani Nui Associates in 2010 after retiring from Bank of Hawaii where she was last senior vice manager at the Bank’s Maui Commercial Banking Center.

Rohlfing earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Oregon State University. She currently serves on the Maui Economic Development Board and has served on the boards of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, the State 4-H Foundation, the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, the Hawaii Food Industry Association and the Healthcare financial Management Association.

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts – Construction Manager

Daniel Roberts’ background is in construction management and photovoltaic system installation. He has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry and has also directed operations of solar projects in the commercial sector.

Roberts oversees all installation and operational activities on Oahu. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and manages the flow of information between the client, project team and subcontractors.  His duties include participation in the pre-construction planning phase, project scheduling, logistics and coordinating field operations and staffing for HPS.  Roberts is also the liaison between HPS and HECO for PV interconnections.

Roberts and his team have completed and commissioned nearly 20 solar sites for the Hawaii State Department of Education.  He was responsible for all coordination between the schools and HPS.

 

Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith – Project Manager

A Maui resident since 1993, Shannon Smith has been with HPS since 2011.  Currently serving as project manager, she oversees office and employee operations and assists with ongoing projects.  Prior to HPS, she worked for 10 years in real estate development, primarily on Maui residential projects.

Prior to that she worked for the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association, promoting Kaanapali as a travel destination via resort events, print and multi-media advertising.  She also has experience in commercial and residential real estate leasing and management on Maui and the mainland.

A graduate of Penn State University, Smith is a past board member of Ebb & Flow Arts and currently sits on their Advisory Board.