Gilligan’s Island Goes Solar

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Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a Hawaiian island that is being furnished with about 260 kilowatts of solar panels.

Nope, this isn’t another farcical TV show plot — Coconut Island, home to the University of Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and the isle shown in the opening and closing of Gilligan’s Island episodes, has entered a 20-year agreement with SolarCity. The plan is for the University of Hawaii to get 25 percent of its total energy usage from renewable sources by 2020, according to Chancellor Tom Apple.

No doubt, Professor Roy Hinkley would approve.

Source: SolarCity
Image: Mana Photo via Shutterstock

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