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Construction under way on Maui’s largest PV project to date

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AAAAA Rent-A-Space on Maui has begun installing a 600-kilowatt photovoltaic system on its storage facility that will allow it to generate its own electricity and sell the excess to Maui Electric Co. under the state’s new feed-in tariff program.

The system will produce an estimated 2,880 kilowatt hours of electricity a day, or enough energy to supply 220 homes, AAAAA Rent-A-Space said in a news release. Haleakala Solar is installing the system and expects to have in completed by September.

AAAAA Rent-A-Space will use some of the electricity generated by the system for its storage facility and sell some of it to tenants at it’s adjoining retail center. Any unused electricity will be sold to MECO for 23.8 cents a kilowatt hour under the feed-in tariff program. The project is the largest to date on Maui done under the FIT program launched last fall.

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