HNU-Energy to host solar open houses
KIHEI - HNU-Energy will host a series of solar open houses this month, beginning with an event from noon to 3 p.m. today at 25 Wai'apo St. in the Kamali'i Alayna Subdivision in Kihei.
The event will feature complimentary barbecue food. Participants may chat with solar photovoltaic professionals to learn how solar power can help eliminate their electric bill.
For more information, call 244-7844 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHA donates $100K for housing project
HONOLULU - The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has donated $100,000 to the Honolulu Habitat for Humanity to support the construction of seven homes for Hawaiian families in Waimanalo.
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Genie Brown says the group plans to install solar power and energy efficient appliances and lighting in the homes.
The organization said Thursday that it expects to break ground on the Kumuhau project this summer and aims to finish the work by fall of next year.
Habitat for Humanity builds homes in a partnership with families who buy the homes with a no-profit, noninterest loan. The families help volunteers with the construction.
Operations Manager Linda Masuda says six of the seven families have been selected.