Bob Johnston, president and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Solar, talked about solar expansion helping reboot the Hawaii economy in the February issue of @TradeMediaHui’s Building Industry magazine.

“Our industry is in a unique position. It benefits from public policy (the goal to become fully renewable by 2045) and substantial state and local tax incentives,” he said.  “High energy costs to the consumer make PV an easily justifiable cost, ad there is strong public support for renewable energy projects. We also expect the PUC to rule on several important initiatives, including Community-Based Renewable Energy and microgrids, which will help contine to drive the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. For these reasons, we can expect the solar industry to recover faster and even thrive in 2021.”

The article included HPS 2020 “solar standouts” including  The Queen Lili’uokalani Building in Honolulu where HPS installed PV on the parking canopy and rooftop, and installed EV charging stations

Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui, where HPS installed PV on the Aloha Lobby Building and system re-power

The Department of Defense Building in Honolulu County, where HPS installed a parking canopy and PV

and Ala Moana Center, where HPS installed PV on the rooftop and parking canopy structures

Read the entire article on pp. 30-35 “Solar Takes Center Stage”



Ala Moana Center