Maui College Aims for 100% Solar Power

Jun 18, 2018

UH Maui College Physical Plant Manager Robert Burton looks at battery array.
Credit Courtesy of the University of Hawaii

The first container-load of solar panels are set to arrive at the Maui College campus in Kahului later this summer. It’s part of a net-zero plan dubbed a “Star Trek” deal that could put the college on the map. During a recent trip to Maui, we thought we would take a closer look at the $6.3 million dollar solar project. It will be the very first college campus in the country to meet all its energy needs through photovoltaic systems and battery storage.

This story originally aired on HPR's public affairs talk show The Conversation.