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An Aesthetically Pleasing, Quality System

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An Aesthetically Pleasing, Quality System
Project Introduction
Project Name: Waikiki Shores
Location: Honolulu, HI 
Installed: 2010
Project Developer: Green Energy Solutions
Project Cost: $505,000 in part with the Bank of Hawaii Equipment Lease Program with Solar Tax Credits 

Built in 1960, with 15 Floors and 168 Units, ranging from Studio to 3 BR Floor plans. The larger 2 BR units are found in the -00, -02 and -18 stacks of the building. The -00 units are positioned directly over the beach with incredibly large lanais and panoramic views. The -18 units are at the mountain end of the building and are also positioned to give incredible views. The Penthouse is home to the 3 BR units, which feature over 1,100 sq ft of living space and incredible lanais with more than 300 sq ft to use and enjoy.

An Aesthetically Pleasing, Quality System 
There are some key features to take in at the Waikiki Shore condo. Most notably how the install of the 60 Collectors took place. In order for them to be on the roof of the Waikiki Shores condo, a custom galvanized steel structure had to be erected to act as a secondary roof for the collectors to be mounted on. This was done in part because of the roofline that Waikiki Shores has, it could not be drilled into or penetrated in any fashion, and the Penthouse condo sits right below.

This building has a long, narrow design and sits perpendicular to the ocean. The units enjoy a great cross breeze, feature lanais that face either Fort DeRussy or the beach, and offer unsurpassed views that include Diamond Head, the ocean, mountains, and the sunset.
 
Furthermore, upon completion of the Solar Hot Water System, the gas bills saw more than a 50% drop after the first month in operation. Prior to this install, the gas bills were on average of $5,800 - $7,000 for the building. The installation and use of a Solar Hot Water System dropped the overall gas bills $3,083 the first month, $2,500 the second month, and $2,200 the third month. 

Project Summary:
Location: 2161 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Application: Solar water heating for multi-family housing
Solar Collectors: 60 SunEarth 4x10 Collectors
System Format: Solar pre-heated water for tenant’s water heaters 
Rated Power Output: 2,452ft2 / 10.76 * 0.7 = 159.65 kwh
Yearly Energy Output (kWh):  159.65*5.91*.44*365 = 151,531.159 kwh 

Other:  For a more in depth look at this project, take a look at the video below!
 https://thinktechhawaii.com/solar-soo-stover-on-installing-rooftop-solar-in-waikiki/
 
 
         

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