KULA, HI – Surfing Goat Dairy will hold a ground breaking ceremony for their new solar system on June 8, 2011 at 11am.
Surfing Goat Dairy was awarded the Renewable Energy for America Grant by the USDA in November 2011. The grant is intended to enhance business, create jobs, and reduce energy use in rural communities. This was the only grant awarded to an agricultural company. The 43 kilowatt photovoltaic system will be an investment of over $300,000, but is expected to save over $16,100 in annual electric costs.
After working with Haleakala Solar, a local Maui company, for months to design the perfect system that would allow us to utilize our great location for the best use of the sun.
Speakers at the ceremony will include Dairy owner Thomas Kafsack, Congresswoman Mazie Hirano, Govenor Neil Abercromie (or his representative), Mayor Alan Arakawa, and Ed Reinhart of Maui Electric Company. Kahu Alalani Hill will do a blessing before the ground breaking ceremony begins.
The ceremony will be followed by a gourmet lunch, with the best of Surfing Goat Dairy’s products.