solar project, hilo, hawaii

IMPLEMENTED Project: Photo-voltaic System for Hawaii’s First-and-Only Financial Opportunity Center.

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Hawaiian Community Assets

Jeff Gilbreath (Executive Director) | jeff@hawaiiancommunity.net

Solar

USA

Hawai'i / Hilo

no certification (small project)



 

Main Benefits of this project

With this project we are supporting a Hawai'i based non-profit organization in reducing its operating costs by replacing grid power with solar power. This leads to additional resources (energy savings) for the support low-income families while reducing emissions.


 

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Project Drawdown Climate Solution Rating: 10 (Rooftop Solar) out of the 80 best solutions to tackle climate change.



This projects supports the following goals of the Sustainable Hawaii Initiative:

 

In addition, it supports the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

 


This project has helped Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) in installing a photo-voltaic system on Hawai'i’s first-and-only Financial Opportunity Center in Hilo!  CarbonBuddy was able to collect >10% of the total project costs to support HCA to partially fund the installation of the system  and allow the local nonprofit organization, Hawaiian Community Assets, to dedicate over $35,000 in energy cost savings from the project to the delivery of free financial education and counseling to low- and moderate-income Hawai'i children, jobseekers, and business owners over the next 5 years alone as they work toward the development of sustainable, self-sufficient local economies.  To find out more about Hawaiian Community Assets and their work, click here.

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