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City breaks ground on Blaisdell solar canopy project

City officials and contractors broke ground at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center for the solar canopy project which will hold photovoltaic panels atop the facility’s parking structure.

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City officials and contractors broke ground at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center for the solar canopy project which will hold photovoltaic panels atop the facility’s parking structure. The $11 million project will cover the entire upper deck of the parking structure and should provide enough power for the Blaisdell’s daytime operations as well as generating power to support evening events.
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Kahu Kordell Kekoa leads the blessing.
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Construction begins in July and is projected to be completed by the end of this year.
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Mayor Rick Blangiardi speaks at the ceremony.
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Pictured is the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena from the upper parking deck of the facility.
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Mayor Rick Blangiardi speaks at the ceremony.