Green Power Partnership
|Mauna Lani Resort|
|Location||Kohala Coast, HI|
|Organization Type||Hotels & Lodging|
|Percentage Green Power||16.5%|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2004|
|Environmental Web Page|
Mauna Lani Resort operates multiple photovoltaic (PV) installations totaling 620 kW, including three rooftop systems on the hotel, a rooftop system on the golf course, 160 golf carts, and a 2.5 acre ground-mounted tracking system at the resort's well-water pumping facility. The hotel's PV installation provides power to operate all six floors during peak solar production. More than half of the electricity required by the resort's golf operation is provided by solar power. To publicize its use of solar energy, the resort produced informative case studies and fact sheets, issued press releases and media advisories, invited key policymakers and other officials to the dedication, created marketing collateral such as banners, T-shirts, and press kits, and even mounted a webcam near the solar array.