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1,400 solar panels installed atop Pearl Harbor museum

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Image Source: Pacific Aviation Museum Image Source: Pacific Aviation Museum
Image Source: Pacific Aviation Museum Image Source: Pacific Aviation Museum
PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) -

By Kristine Tofte

The Pacific Aviation Museum has installed some 1,400 photovoltaic solar panels.

The installation of the solar panels has been a long-time goal for the museum, and will allow the museum to save $300,000 a year in electrical costs.

"As a non-profit, we are always looking for ways to minimize our operational expenses without impacting our visitor experience," said Kenneth DeHoff, executive director of the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor.

The non-profit's education program reach about 10,000 people every year, and that's not including the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to the museum.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, at Ford Island, is considered "ground zero" of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Historic remnants surround the museum, including the 158-foot tall Ford Island Control Tower, Hangar 37, and Hangar 79 with its bullet holes from the attack. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally-recognized aviation museum that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

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