East West Center at UH


“We are very satisfied with Island Pacific Energy’s commitment to providing and maintaining a quality photovoltaic system. Island Pacific Energy was instrumental in securing the necessary approvals to move the project forward and have continued to assist us with educating our participants about the benefits of renewable energy production. The PV system has reduced our operating costs, which help us to continue our mission.”

Kris Thompson
Director of Facilities, East West Center


In the Spring of 2011, the East West Center at University of Hawai‘i Manoa was looking to save money on their electric bill. They wanted to install photovoltaic solar power but as a non-profit did not have the ability to use the tax credits. Island Pacific Energy had the solution. A Power Purchase Agreement.

Under a Power Purchase Agreement, Island Pacific Energy installed a photovoltaic solar power system at no cost to East West Center. Island Pacific Energy owns, operates and maintains the system and sells the energy generated to the East West Center at a cost lower than utility power. Island Pacific Energy’s Power Purchase Agreement with East West Center was first of its kind on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i.

The 175kW photovoltaic solar energy system is installed on the roof of Burns Hall at the East West Center at University of Hawai‘i Manoa. The system consists of 624 solar modules and two inverters. The photovoltaic system is connected to the campus grid, providing energy to the entire organization. The system generates over 268,000kWh of clean, renewable energy annually.

Island Pacific Energy owns, operates and maintains the photovoltaic solar energy facility under a Power Purchase Agreement with the East West Center. The system was installed at no cost to the East West Center and the energy generated is sold to the organization at a cost lower than utility power.

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