Sun Power for Schools

Waianae High School

On January 20, 1998, Hawaiian Electric's Sun Power for Schools program installed a 2-kilowatt (2,000 watts) rooftop solar system on Waianae High School's Building U that now provides some of the electricity used at the school.

System details:

  • Two kilowatts (kW) rated peak
  • Eight 4x6 foot panels, weighing 110 pounds each (Manufacturer: ASE, Type: ASE-300-DB/50-285)
  • DC and AC disconnection switches
  • SMA SunnyBoy 2500U inverter to convert DC current to AC
  • Autotransformer
  • Data acquisition system (Data collection can be monitored and analyzed by students as part of integrated renewable energy lessons)

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