Aiea Public Library

Project Details:

Project Type – Photovoltaic

Facility Description – Public Library

Project Size – 84 kW 


Annual kwH Savings

Photonworks Engineering LLP installed an 84.00 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 S5! mounting clamps, requiring no penetrations of the roof. Nan Inc. subcontractedPhotonworksEngineering on the newly built library that will serve 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 airconditioning ductwork 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 annuallyhelping the State of Hawaii attain its goal of 70% renewable energy by the year 2030.


Roof-Mounted PV Systemconsistingof 336 Suniva MVX 250 watt Modulesand1 Advance Energy IndustriesAE 75kw Inverter

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