Solar PV

Aiea Public Library














99-143 Moanalua Road

Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Project Type:  Solar PV

Facility Description:  Public Library

Project Size: 84kW DC

System Description: Roof Mounted PV System consisting of 336 Suniva MVX 250 watt Modules and 1 Advance Energy Industries AE 75kw Inverter

Photonworks Engineering LLP installed an 84 kW DC solar photovoltaic system at the Aiea Public Library during 2013 and 2014. The PV modules are flush mounted to the 4:12 standing seam roof using S-5! mounting clamps, requiring no penetrations of the roof.

Nan Inc. subcontracted Photonworks Engineering on the newly built library that will service the neighborhood of Aiea. The new LEED Gold library was designed by CDS International and is reminiscent of the old sugar mill with simple, tall gabled roofs, exposed structures and mechanical and air-conditioning duct work within the interior space. It includes shelving to accommodate up to 78,000 books as well as 8,000 DVDs and CDs, provides free wireless Internet access with a valid HSPLS library card, 12 public Internet computers, two public access computers (electronic card catalogs), a large program room for library events, community meetings and activities and more parking stalls for library patrons.

The PV system is projected to produce in excess of 133 MWh annually, helping the State of Hawaii attain its goal of 70% renewable energy by the year 2030.