Coral Creek Golf Course Becomes the First Public Course on Oahu to Go Solar


Sunetric deploys a 324.6 kW PV system for the Coral Creek Golf Course. The system produces more than 44,000 kWh monthly. This will offset approximately 60% of the facility’s energy use, saving the golf course approximately $5,000 a month.

Sunetric is no stranger to Hawaii, having completed an innovative project for a beachfront resort and then going on to win the people’s choice award for top solar company in the state. Now Sunetric, a wholly owned subsidiary of RGS Energy (Nasdaq:RGSE), has completed a solar project totaling 324.6 kW for Coral Creek Golf Course in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Coral Creek is the first public golf course on Oahu to go solar.

The facilities at Coral Creek are now powered by three PV systems: a 108 kW roof-mounted system on the maintenance building, a 108 kW ground-mounted trellis system at the irrigation wells, and a 108 kW carport structure at the driving range.

The PV systems are expected to produce more than 44,557 kWh monthly and offset 60% of the facility’s energy consumption. With Hawaii having by far the highest electricity costs in the nation, this PV system will save the golf course approximately $5,000 a month. In addition to providing less costly electrical power, the custom-designed carport structure provides golfers at the driving range shade from the sun and cover from any rain showers.

“We take pride in our status as one of Hawaii’s premier golf courses,” said Kyun Kim, Coral Creek’s general manager. “We focus on the customer’s experience and strive to keep our facilities always immaculate. By going solar with Sunetric, we can sustain our high level of service while remaining a profitable business.”

Aaron Kirk, Sunetric’s president, commented: “Sunetric provides businesses like Coral Creek Golf Course the best available solar solutions that can substantially reduce the higher cost of electricity in Hawaii. As the first public golf course to go solar on Oahu, Coral Creek is a perfect example of how more businesses on the islands are adopting solar to reduce energy costs and decrease Hawaii’s oil dependency.”