Hawaiian waterpark installs 1.3-MW carport project to run 100% on solar
Hawaiian water park Wet’n’Wild Hawai’i recently installed a 1.3MW solar energy project in the amusement park’s parking lot.
Mayor Rick Blangiardi proclaimed April 22, 2021 “Wet’n’Wild Hawai’i Green Energy Day,” with a proclamation from City & County of Honolulu to the park’s General Manager Scott Loos and Marketing Director Eddie Galdones.
“This is something we have been planning for years and we are so happy to finally implement it – it is a win-win situation to use the power of the sun here in sunny Kapolei and provide our guests with covered parking. “says Loos. “To celebrate our new 2,958 solar panels, guests will receive a special access of $ 29.58 all weekend through Sunday, April 25.”
Sunspear Energy was the solar installation contractor for the project.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Wet’n’Wild Hawaii and provide a solution to lower their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Jeff Kaemmerlen, CEO of Sunspear. “Because land is a scarce resource on O’ahu, solar-powered carports are a great solution for converting unused open space into revenue-generating assets while taking us one step closer to Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy goal. We hope park guests enjoy returning to a cooler vehicle after a fun day at Wet’n’Wild! “
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