Business / In Brief • Mar. 2, 2013

3 Walmart stores have solar power

Three Walmart stores statewide – including the one in Kahului – have new solar power arrays on their rooftops.

Walmart and SunEdison announced Wednesday the completion of the new solar power installations. During the first full year of production, the 311-kilowatt solar power rooftop system on each store will produce more than 400,000 kilowatt hours of solar electricity.

Each rooftop system will eliminate 320 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, a news release said. One year of operation for each rooftop system is equivalent to removing 67 cars off the road for one year.


Maui spas make Conde Nast list

Conde Nast has released its “Top 20 Resort Spas” for Hawaii, and the Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea is No. 2.

The Mandara Spa at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is fifth on the list.

Other Maui County spas in the top 20 follow: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, ninth; Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, 11th; Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay, 13th; Westin Maui Resort & Spa, 15th; Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, 18th; and Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, 19th.

The state’s top spa is the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island.