Honolulu, HI — ABC Stores has flipped the switch at 13 store and office locations where the local company is now generating their own clean solar electricity. Sunetric, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated solar company, completed the solar photovoltaic installations on the 13 ABC Store locations across four Hawaiian islands, all with the world’s most efficient solar panels available from SunPower.
Hawaii-based ABC Stores is now operating seven stores on Oahu, four on Maui, one on the Big Island, and one on Kauai — all with clean solar electricity. As a locally based Hawaiian company who opened their doors in Waikiki in 1964, ABC stores made the switch to solar electricity to do their part in preserving our environment. The company will now be offsetting 982 metric tons, or 1.97 million pounds, of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Combined, the 13 installed solar systems total 700kW, producing 1,291,966 kWh of solar electricity. The largest installation, 188 kW, was installed at ABC Stores’ Central Warehouse in Honolulu and will generate 27,600 kWh of electricity each month, offsetting 76 percent of the warehouse’s electricity consumption.
“ABC Stores was born in Hawaii, and our family calls the islands home,” said ABC Stores President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Kosasa. “Working with Sunetric, we want to do our part reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”
“With a partnership of this magnitude, there’s no question the impact this will have to the sustainability of Hawaii’s environment,” said Sunetric CEO Alex Tiller. “And with this many projects, it’s as clear as day that the state will benefit too, with all the jobs and accompanying tax revenue that will be realized. It’s the ABCs of good economics.”
The following ABC Store locations will have Sunetric installations:
|Location||Production (per month)||Carbon dioxide offset (per month)|
|ABC Store #6, Waikiki||8,873 kwh||13,489 pounds|
|ABC Store #12, Waikiki||2,510 kwh||3,816 pounds|
|ABC Store #21, Waikiki||2,727 kwh||4,146 pounds|
|ABC Store #26, Waikiki||3,606 kwh||5,482 pounds|
|ABC Store #42, 724 Front St., Lahaina, Maui||5,757 kwh||8,752 pounds|
|ABC Store #47, 3511 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Lahaina, Maui||8,273 kwh||12,577 pounds|
|ABC Store #51, 2349 South Kihei Rd., Kihei, Maui||8,973 kwh||13,641 pounds|
|ABC Store #52, Waikiki||3,625 kwh||5,511 pounds|
|ABC Store #58, Kapaa, Kauai||4,328 kwh||6,579 pounds|
|ABC Store #77/Island Gourmet, Waikoloa, Big Island||4,345 kwh||6,605 pounds|
|ABC Store #80, Kihei, Maui||8,873 kwh||13,489 pounds|
|ABC Stores Central Annex, Honolulu||15,800 kwh||24,019 pounds|
|ABC Stores Central Warehouse, Honolulu|
- July 26, 2012: The Star Advertiser