Sunetric, one of America’s leading solar design and installation companies, is proud to have built a 53.8-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system to energize a cantilevered covered parking area for PVT Land Co. in Nanakuli.
PVT Land Co. owns and operates the only construction and demolition landfill on Oahu. Materials accepted include rock, dirt, wood, glass, metal, plastic, concrete and asphalt for disposal. Rather than bury these materials, PVT Land Co. plans to supply a significant portion of recycled material as “feedstock,” or fuel for gasification. About 650 tons of feedstock filtered out of the debris every day can be processed to produce electricity or three times more synthetic gas than Honolulu uses in a day. These recycling efforts will result in an 80 percent reduction of debris ending up in landfills.
Confronted with insufficient space for mounting solar panels on PVT’s office roof, Sunetric engineered a solution to cover PVT Land Co.’s parking facility. The cantilevered parking structure solution Sunetric constructed supports the 192 solar panels required to eliminate PVT Land Co.’s monthly electric bill while providing shaded parking for their employees.
“We want to live up to our commitment to Hawaii’s environment in every aspect of the business, from our landfill maintenance, to the reclamation system, all the way to how we power our corporate office,” said Albert Shigemura, president of PVT Land Co. “We want to walk the walk, and we were delighted Sunetric partnered with us to help us achieve that goal.”
Alex Tiller, Sunetric’s chief executive officer, said “We commend PVT Land Co. for their clear commitment to creating and operating a sustainable waste management business. We were honored to have been given the chance to help them meet their goals. They are truly a model for the rest of the industry.”
ABOUT PVT LAND CO
PVT Land Co. is a licensed construction and demolition materials solid waste landfill in Nanakuli on Oahu. In addition to operating the landfill, PVT Land Co. is licensed to accept materials containing asbestos and petroleum contaminated soil. The company prides itself in its renewable energy efforts, as well as adhering to all rules and regulations as established by the state Department of Health, Office of Solid Waste Management. Visit pvtland.com for more information.