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Leeward Community College PV Carport Shade Structure

photo of Leeward Community College Parking Canopy photovoltaic system
photo of Leeward Community College Parking Canopy photovoltaic system
photo of Leeward Community College Parking Canopy photovoltaic system
  • Campus Affiliation: Leeward Community College
  • Date activated: 4/7/2020
  • Capacity: 1678 kW DC (STC)
  • Estimated Annual Generation: 2,449,730 kWh/year (estimate)

Leeward Community College has flipped the switch on becoming one of the first virtually net-zero campuses in the country. The campus is generating 97 percent of its energy through on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems, including solar shade canopies, rooftop arrays and distributed energy storage. This was done following a performance contract that reduced consumption through various energy efficiency measures. Leeward CC’s energy efficiency efforts are guaranteed to save $269,000 in energy and operational costs for the first year and $8.4 million over the project’s 20-year performance period.

Read the full article on the UH News website: “Leeward CC becomes UH’s first net-zero campus”

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