Friday night was a big night for Hawaii Pacific Solar as hundreds gathered at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki for Pacific Edge Magazine’s annual business achievement awards gala.

Hawaii Pacific Solar President and CEO Bob Johnston with wife Cheryl at Pacific Edge Magazine's Business Achievement Awards. HPS won the Green category.

Hawaii Pacific Solar President and CEO Bob Johnston with wife Cheryl at Pacific Edge Magazine’s Business Achievement Awards. HPS won the Green category.

Hawaii Pacific Solar President and CEO Bob Johnston receives the Green award at the Pacific Edge Magazine's annual Business Achievement s Awards gala.

Hawaii Pacific Solar President and CEO Bob Johnston receives the Green award at the Pacific Edge Magazine’s annual Business Achievement s Awards gala.

Maui’s Hawaii Pacific Solar was selected from three finalists for the Green Award, which recognizes an individual or business that has shown a steadfast commitment to sustainable living. HPS was recognized for its continuing commitment to sustainability education, including a grant program to help students understand the relevance of solar energy and sustainability in their lives.

Finalists in the Green category were Ferraro Choi and Associates Ltd., Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods and last year’s winner, InoviGreen.

The first Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards Gala took place in 2011 in conjunction with the publication’s fifth anniversary. In its first year, over 100 nominations were considered for the sold-out, red-carpet, black-tie awards ceremony. Since then, the gala has become one of Hawai’i’s most anticipated and prestigious events.

For other 2015 winners, please go to http://pacificedgeawards.com/2015winners/