LAHAINA, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AAAAA Rent-A-Space, a storage facility and commercial center in Honokowai, today announced it has begun construction on the largest commercial photovoltaic power generation system in Maui County. The 600-kilowatt system will contribute to the state’s “feed-in tariff” program, with the capacity to feed 2880 kilowatt-hours into the island’s electrical grid each day, enough clean, renewable energy to power up to 220 Maui homes.
AAAAA Rent-A-Space will also install a “Level 2” electric vehicle charging station, affording the public one of the fastest vehicle charges available.
Haleakala Solar began construction on the system in June. Completion is expected in September.
“Our family has done business in the Maui community for almost three decades,” said Michael Knuppe, co-owner of AAAAA Rent-A-Space. “We feel we have an obligation to be good stewards of the island and take the role of being positive, progressive members of the community very seriously. This project provides clean, quantifiable benefits to our center’s merchants, our community, and Hawaii as a whole.”
Once completed, the project will support the Hawaiian Clean Energy Initiative, which aims to have 70 percent of the state’s energy for electricity and ground transportation come from clean energy by 2030.
“Maui Electric is pleased to partner with AAAAA Rent-A-Space in embracing renewable energy and bringing our state closer to realizing our clean energy goals,” said Maui Electric Company’s president Ed Reinhardt. “We recognize that weaning our state from imported oil will require a diverse portfolio of clean energy sources and this project is yet another step in the right direction for Maui.”
About AAAAA Rent-A-Space and Retail Center
AAAAA Rent-A-Space and Retail Center in Honokowai is home to the AAAAA Rent-A-Space storage facility, Pizza Hut, Sweet Trade Tattoo, Healing Hands Chiropractor, I Love It Jewelry & Gift Store, Zensations Spa, Maui Beach Villas, All About Fish, Honokowai Okazuya & Deli, and The Fish Market Maui.
AAAAA Rent-A-Space and Retail Center is open daily catering to Maui’s west side and visitors from around the world. For more information call (808) 669-5200, visit 5ASpace.com or follow @5ASpace on Twitter.
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