Bonterra Solar powers up Simply Storage

Submitted by CommPac
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, 5:17pm
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HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar has completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Simply Storage of Hawaii. The new system, powered by 298 PV panels manufactured by U.S.-based Solar World, will help the Iwilei self-storage company significantly reduce its energy costs.

In its first year, the new PV system is expected to save Simply Storage over $29,000 in electrical costs.

“With Bonterra’s no-money-down financing option we were able to cut our monthly electrical cost by 40 to 50 percent which has allowed us to increase our cash flow,” said Simply Storage owner Todd Middleton, who also hired Bonterra to install a photovoltaic system on his house. “In today’s tough economic times, cash flow is vital to a business’s success.”

On average, the PV system will generate 75 kwh each year, providing more than sufficient energy to power the 15,000 square-foot storage facility’s 24-hour, year-round climate control system and round-the-clock video surveillance and security alarm system.

“For this project, Bonterra had to work with Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) to get a connection in one of Honolulu’s most saturated areas,” said Bonterra Solar principal and founder Blair Herbert. “This is an example of how many Hawaii businesses are recognizing the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy. With this PV system in place, Simply Storage will save more than $1.8 million in electrical costs over the next 30 years.”

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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. 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 photovoltaic systems on new homes. To learn more about Bonterra Solar, visit

About Simply Storage of Hawaii

Since 2007, Simply Storage of Hawaii has been providing the people of Hawaii a clean and secure place to store their precious possessions. Conveniently located just outside of downtown Honolulu, Simply Storage of Hawaii is your one-stop shop for storage, moving supplies and U-Haul truck rentals. To learn more about Simply Storage of Hawaii, visit


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