EnSync Inc., dba EnSync Energy Systems, has announced a 20-year solar power purchase agreement with Hawaii Pacific University (HPU).
EnSync will build a 211 kW photovoltaic system on four buildings at the Oceanic Institute, the university’s affiliate nonprofit, on Oahu.
Nestled next to the Sea Life Park Hawaii aquarium on the far eastern point of the island, the Oceanic Institute works as an applied aquaculture research facility to support the development of more efficient and productive farming in controlled underwater habitats.
“Working with Hawaii Pacific University and the Oceanic Institute of HPU enables us to champion both responsible coastal resource management and now sustainable, local energy,” says Brad Hansen, CEO of EnSync Energy. “Just as its technology leadership has had ripple effects on the aquaculture industry, we hope the Oceanic Institute’s interest in solar energy technology will spread, as well.”
The roof-mounted installation will support the Oceanic Institute’s large energy load and reduce the facility’s energy costs by lowering the total grid-supplied energy use and reducing expensive peak demand charges.
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