Suntech installs extensive solar power system in record time

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A local solar integrator recently completed a photovoltaic solar electric power system at a military neighborhood in record time.

Suntech Hawaii completed a 107-kilowatt high-efficiency extensive system at the Ohana Military Communities Halsey Terrace neighborhood Community Center on behalf of Forest City Military Communities.

The 477-panel solar system was not included in Forest City's original project plans.  The decision to include it was made at the last minute, requiring Suntech to speed up the construction.  Suntech finished the entire project within 45 days.

"With today's energy prices, the demand for solar is very high," said Todd Georgopapadakos, a Suntech's vice president of business development.  "In this case, we had the total commitment of SunPower Corporation, and we were able to get materials in just three weeks, which made it possible to meet Forest City's aggressive timeline."

The project produces enough power to offset the consumption of about 10 fully air-conditioned homes in the Halsey Terrace neighborhood.