Sun Power for Schools
Kapolei Middle School
Kapolei Middle School is the 20th school to receive a Sun Power for Schools photovoltaic (PV) system. The two individual systems, one on the gate post of the entrance of Building C (Cultural Center) and the other mounted on the wall and fence of the play court, were installed on November 19, 2004. Both of these systems consist of a solar panel that charges a battery during the daytime, from which it is later used to provide additional lighting in their respective locations. The solar lighting controller regulates the battery charging/discharging and also controls the lighting operation.
Each off-grid PV area lighting systems consists of:
- 65-watt PV panel
- 80 amp-hour battery
- Charge/light controller
- Light fixture with 26-watt compact fluorescent lamp