The Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) team met with all the principals of the 15 schools in the Kauai complex last fall and the Aiea complex of schools in early Janaury. They will be meeting with the principals in the Kaimuki and Kahuku complexes this week and the Waianae complex in February. The meeting allows HPS to outline the process and timeline for the photo-voltaic (PV) solar installation and gives the principals the chance to ask questions.

Another goal of the meeting is to introduce the curriculum material and monitoring tools that HPS provides each school so that students get a hands-on learning experience.

Schools in the Aiea complex include Aiea Elementary, Aiea High School, Aiea Intermediate, Pearl Ridge Elementary, Scott Elementary, Waimalu Elementary and Webling Elementary.

Kaimuki Complex schools include Ala Wai Elementary, Aliiolani Elementary, Hokulani Elementary, Jarrett Middle School, Jefferson Elementary, Kaimuki High School, Kuhio Elementary, Lunalilo Elementary, Palolo Elementary and Washington Middle School.

Schools in the Waianae complex include Leihoku Elementary, Maili Elementary, Makaha Elementary, Waianae Elementary, Waianae High School and Waianae Intermediate.

Kauai complex schools are Kamakahelei Middle School, Kauai High School, Kaumualii Elementary, Koloa Elementary, Wilcox Elementary, Kapaa Middle, Waimea High, Waimea Canyon Middle, Eleele Elementary, Kalaheao Elementary, Kapaa High, Kapaa Elementary, Hanalei Elementary, Kilauea Elementary and Kekaha Elementary School.

On Oahu, the Hawaii State Department of Education is estimated to save more than $7.7 million over the 20-year life of the PV systems recently installed by HPSatAiea, Kahuku, Kaimuki, Waianae, Radford and Moanalua High Schools.

The estimated savings for the 15 Kauai schools over the next 20 years is more than $30 million.