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College in Maui Reaches for Net-Zero Status with Solar Plus Storage

The University of Hawai’i (UH) Maui College says it will be capable of generating 100 percent of its energy from on-site solar PV systems coupled with battery storage next year.

The effort is part of a goal for the 10-campus UH system to be net-zero by 2035.

Of the ten campuses, UH Maui College is on target to be the first to supply 100 percent of its energy needs through renewable energy.

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UH said that the PV plus storage system at Maui College and other campuses on O’ahu will be developed by Johnson Controls and owned by Hawai’i-based Pacific Current. The current project will bring the total on-site capacity to 2.8 MW of solar PV and 13.2 MWh of battery distributed energy storage at Maui College, and 7.7 MW of solar PV and 28.6 MWh of battery distributed energy storage to the UH Community Colleges O’ahu campuses.