Nature Conservancy gets solar power on Molokai

HONOLULU (AP) - The Nature Conservancy's Molokai office will be running its lights, air conditions and electronics on the power of the sun.

The conservation organization had Maui's Rising Sun Solar install a 8.88-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the roof of its office in Molokai Industrial Park.

The Nature Conservancy said Wednesday the solar panels will cover all of its energy needs and put a cap on its energy costs.

The office will remain connected to Maui Electric's grid so that it can still buy power from the utility on cloudy days.

This also allows the organization to sell excess power to the utility on days when the office isn't using much power.

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