Veteran-Owned HUBZone Teams with Solar Systems Provider to Utilize Natural Resources

Original Article: HawaiiNewsNow.com

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar Hawaii has completed the installation of a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar system on the roof of the Environet office building located on Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea on the Big Island.

The new system, powered by 112 PV panels, will produce 46,928 kilowatt hours of electricity in the first year of operation, enough to cover more than 100 percent of the two-story, 5,000-square-feet building’s annual energy needs.

“This new PV system will allow Environet to operate using clean energy generated from Hawaii’s natural resources,” said Joseph Pickard, Environet president. “It was a pleasure to work with Bonterra Solar, which shares our values of preserving the Earth’s resources for the future.”

“As a Hawaii-based company, Bonterra Solar is committed to partnering with other local businesses to save on their energy bills, and helping to create a clean energy future in the Islands,” said Christian Adams, president of Bonterra Solar Hawaii.

About Environet, Inc.

Established in 1995, Environet, Inc. is a veteran-owned, SBA-certified HUBZone firm headquartered in Kamuela on the Island of Hawaii. With offices in Kamuela, Honolulu, Guam, and Colorado, Environet continues to grow across disciplines while delivering an array of services throughout the Pacific and U.S. mainland. The company offers a full spectrum of environmental, munitions and explosives of concern (MEC), and construction services ranging from investigations, assessments, remediation, and risk avoidance to general contracting and construction-management services. Its clients include a broad cross-section of federal, state, and county agencies as well as private business sector clients. Environet has a team of optimally qualified professionals tailored to support the needs of clients such as the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, various state and local government agencies, and a number of private businesses and organizations. The company has performed work for all branches of the United States military throughout the Pacific region, including Japan, Korea, Guam, Saipan, and Yap.

About Bonterra Solar

Bonterra Solar Hawaii is a leading installer of cost-effective residential and commercial solar systems that reduce electricity costs and maximize returns on clean energy investments with few, if any, upfront expenses. In 2014, Bonterra was named one of America’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine. That same year, Bonterra was named the 17th fastest-growing small business in Hawaii in the Pacific Business News’ “Fastest Fifty” competition. In 2013, Bonterra was named one of the nation’s top 250 solar contractors by Solar Power World, a national solar industry publication. In 2010, Bonterra was chosen to be the solar installation company for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ Kaupuni Village, the first net-zero energy community in the nation. Bonterra also was selected by Gentry Homes as its exclusive installer of solar systems on new homes. To learn more about Bonterra Solar, visit www.bonterrasolar.com