REC Solar today announced growing momentum across the state of Hawaii, with the completion of six solar energy systems for Hawaii's historic Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory. REC Solar has a total of 19MW of projects in Hawaii completed or under construction in 2014, with more than 27MW of solar installations since 2008.
"We needed a contractor that would minimize the impact on daily operations at Dole Plantation during construction. REC Solar made the installation process easy and efficient by working openly with our team," said Michael Moon, Director of Operations for Dole Plantation. "Now, we use the Hawaii sun to not only support agricultural activities, but also to help us reduce our impact on the planet. It also provides us an historical connection by harnessing the sun to harvest a new crop: renewable energy!"
"Keck Observatory built and operates the world's largest and most scientifically-productive telescopes, and we have a proven track record of implementing world-class systems," said Steve Jefferson, Communications Officer for W. M. Keck Observatory. "We looked at our solar energy system in the same way. REC Solar met our high quality standards in both the design and the installation of our system. We are proud of our efforts to reduce our impact on the petroleum-based energy grid and get a real kick knowing we are harnessing the power of a star to view other stars and the cosmos that spawned them."
"REC Solar is quickly expanding to provide high-quality systems and service to more and more businesses in Hawaii," said Drew Bradley, Hawaii Sales Manager in Hawaii for REC Solar. "By supporting our customers every step of the way, from feasibility studies to post-construction maintenance, we make going solar not just profitable but also painless."