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Solar Independance Day!

On July 4th the monks celebrated the completion of the monastery's new solar array, and its partial independence from the Island's diesel-generated power grid. A short blessing was performed and the array switch was turned on by Bodhinatha. You can see our array's activity live online at:
In the ensuing months the monastery will monitor its daytime power usage and begin to adjust energy use for maximum solar effectivity. For example dehumidifiers can be timed for peak solar power hours rather then running at night. The hope is that a very large percent of all our power usage will be from our new array. The whole monastery and the Siddhidata Kulam especially want to thank Kulapati Easvan Param for all the work he has done to see this project come to reality. Over the past several years he has been selflessly providing consulting during all phases of the project and flying over to Kauai to assist with installation. He has even gone through the State of Hawaii, Electricians License exams to maintain a Hawaiian Electrician's license, just to be able to help the monastery in an official capacity. And with that in hand he did the final crucial hook up of the solar array to the grid. Mikka Nandri Easvan!

31 Responses to “Solar Independance Day!”

  1. Amma Vicki says:

    Amazing. Jai Gurudeva! Jai Bodinatha!

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    செய்யும் தொழிலே தெய்வம், தமது மின்சார இயந்திர நிலையத்தை சிவப்பொலிவுடன் ஆரம்பிக்கும் துறவியருக்கு எமது வாழ்த்துகள். அன்புடன் தொண்டுநாதன்

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  13. Usha Katir says:

    Jai Ganapati!

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  17. CAROLE KAHN says:

    Jai Ganapati! An incredible journey. Work well done. For today and and into the future. Gifts from the sun.

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  22. Anjali says:

    JAI JAI!! You will appreciate what a good thing this is when you DON’T get the next electric bill!

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  30. Rajen Manick says:

    Congratulations to Bodhinatha and the Siddhidatha Kulam! We are really entering the peak of sustainable development with this new solar energy project at Kauai Aadheenam…

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