Waimea police and fire station to get solar panels
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Waimea police and fire station to get solar panels


Two government departments on Hawaii Island have announced plans to install rooftop solar panels to cut their electricity bills.

The larger of the two, a 48-kilowatt-system to be mounted on the roof of the Waimea Police Station, will generate an estimated 75,892 kilowatt hours of electricity a year and save about $25,000 a year in energy costs, according to Greenpath Technologies Inc., which will install the system.

A 34-kilowatt system to be installed on the Waimea Fire Station will generate an estimated 54,400 kilowatt hours of electricity a year and cut the station’s electricity bill by about $18,000 a year.

The projects are expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

Separately,  Surfing Goat Dairy on Maui has scheduled a ceremony July 29th to mark the completion of a 43-kilowatt photovoltaic system mounted on the company’s barn roof and over its parking area.

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