Case Study

Turtle Bay Resort

The Scenario

Turtle Bay Resort is an award-winning resort on the north shore of Oahu that is focused on sustainability. winning the “Leader in Sustainability Award” from the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association. The resort was looking to lower their energy costs in a sustainable way and turned to REC Solar for help. 

The Solution

REC Solar designed and built a rooftop system and ground mount systems on the facility’s golf course and water treatment plant. Combined, the systems reduce energy use and will save $2.5 million over the next 20 years. Turtle Bay Resort is considered the first major Oahu resort property to have a rooftop solar installation, demonstrating its high level of commitment to the environment in Hawaii. 



Kahuku, Hawaii

Project Type

Rooftop and ground mount solar

Project Size

702 kW DC

Estimated Annual Production

1,053,000 kWh


Reduced energy use and $2.5 million savings over 20 years