Gilligan’s Island goes solar

Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology signs PPA with SolarCity

The University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology has signed a 20-year power-purchase agreement with SolarCity to provide electricity to the institute’s facility on Coconut Island in Kaneohe Bay.

SolarCity is installing photovoltaic panels on the Marine Biology Institute buildings on the island, which was featured in the opening scenes of the 1960s television comedy “Gilligan’s Island.” The project will be capable of generating about 260 kilowatts of power.

And just for the memories:

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale a tale of a fateful trip,

that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailin’ man, the Skipper brave and sure,

five passengers set sail that day, for a three hour tour, a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed.

If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost. The Minnow would be lost.

The ship sank ‘ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle

with Gilligan, the Skipper too. The millionaire and his wife,

the movie star…

the professor and Mary Ann,

here on Gilligan’s Isle.

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