USA: Bosch Solar Energy, a division of the Bosch Group, has completed the largest solar photovoltaic project in Maui County, Hawaii.
The project will provide power for 11 sites with a combined system capacity of 1.9 megawatts (DC). The sites include four fire stations, two senior centers, the Lahaina police station, the Eddie Tam Community Center and the Kihei Aquatic Center. Two wastewater treatment facilities house the largest number of panels installed, with 3,696 panels at the Kihei Wastewater Treatment Facility.
"This investment alone will save the county in total more than $10 million over 20 years. The project provided more than 200 local jobs for four months and reflects the County's commitment to installing renewable energy systems," said Mayor Alan Arakawa .
Bosch Solar Energy and its partners jointly developed, constructed, and financed the multiple-site Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) project. This allowed the county to go solar with no upfront costs.
"The goal of the county to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and switch to solar energy is commendable. We are pleased our breadth of capabilities can contribute to the solution," said Eric Daniels, regional president for Bosch Solar Energy, North America.