In 2014, Island Pacific Energy was selected by Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority to install a ground mounted photovoltiac system at their facility in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Using funding from the Federal Government, the system was required to meet the stringent Buy America requirements for American made equipment.
The 36kW photovoltaic solar energy system was installed on a vacant area of the facility. The system consists of over 120 Buy America compliant solar modules and two Buy America compliant inverters. The photovoltaic system is connected to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority grid, providing energy to the entire organization. The system generates over 60,000kWh of clean, renewable energy annually.