What is being constructed by the Community Center? PV panels for solar power

UPDATE (12/20/12)  Today’s Look:


UPDATE:  The following was received in the KCA email today  12/5/12:

Yes the parking lot work is part of the County solar pv project. These carport pv panels provide shade to the public and will offset part of the load at the Aquatic Center. The system should be operational by the end of the year. Cost of the installation is paid by Bosch. The County buys the electricity from the panels at a price well below the MECO rate.

Doug McLeod
Energy Commissioner
County of Maui

A huge section of the parking lot fronting the Kihei Community Center, which serves the Aquatic Center, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the South Maui office of the County Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the numerous rooms in the center itself, is now fenced off while some structures are erected. The are reports that this may be for a photo-voltatic system or an electric car charging station, but this seems to be quite extensive. Do you know what is happening in central Kihei?

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One Response to “What is being constructed by the Community Center? PV panels for solar power”

  1. You are correct, it is PV.

    Kihei Community Center PV Project

    October 4, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY: Dept. of Parks and Recreation

    Kihei Community Center PV Project

    WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The Department of Parks and Recreation announced the Kihei Community Center Complex upper parking lot will be under construction for a Photovoltaic Project from October 8, 2012 to December 21, 2012. The mauka side of the upper parking lot will be blocked off for construction and no large buses will be allowed in the area. Additional parking will be available on the multipurpose field below the pool. Any questions may be directed to South Maui Parks & Recreation at 879-4364.