Devyn Hanselmann wants to empower UH Hilo students to preserve the community’s resources and to find sustainable solutions to challenges faced by the campus.
Through abstracts, videos, and infographics, UH Hilo students taking a course on rhetoric are applying their skills of persuasion to the modern goal of advocating Hawai‘i’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
Several solar powered recharging stations were built over the summer complete with seating, USB ports, Wi-Fi access and a unique roof and gutter system to keep students dry during Hilo’s rainy weather.
“Adopt–a–Beehive with Alan Wong” program recognizes students, donors.
Energy storage provides two benefits to the university—first, peak utility rate shavings, and second, storing renewable energy from sources such as its photovoltaic array.