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22 March 2024

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Daikin Donated 88 Air Conditioners to Maui Housing Project

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Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc., a Daikin group manufacturer based in the US, donated eighty-eight HVAC systems to support a temporary housing project in west Maui, which was severely impacted by the 2023 wildfire. These donations were facilitated through Project Empower, the nonprofit arm of the Hawaii solar company RevoluSun. The temporary housing project, known as "Ohana Hope Village," is being led by the nonprofit Family Life Center. Construction began in August 2023, and the first residents should move in by spring 2024.

“We are extremely grateful to Daikin for generously donating these advanced cooling systems to help keep displaced residents comfortable,” said John Cheever, Director of Project Empower.

“Daikin has a long and deep connection to Hawaii, and as soon as RevoluSun brought this opportunity to our attention, we knew we needed to play a part in the recovery,” said Doug Widenmann, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Daikin. “I am proud of how quickly and enthusiastically Daikin leadership and our Hawaii distributor, Cosco Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, responded to the request. We are fortunate that the Daikin network of Hawaiian contractors is already on the ground and offering to help to ensure our contributions deliver the most relief as soon as possible.”

The collaboration with Daikin is part of RevoluSun’s efforts to support Maui wildfire victims through Project Empower.

“Given the unprecedented scale of the wildfires, we realized a standalone nonprofit could allow us to have an even greater impact aiding rebuilding efforts,” said Joshua Powell, CEO and Co-Founder of RevoluSun.

Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc. (DNA) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd., providing Daikin, Goodman, Amana®, and Quietflex brand products. DNA and its affiliates manufacture heating and cooling systems for residential, commercial, and industrial use and are sold via independent HVAC contractors. DNA engineering and manufacturing is located at Daikin Texas Technology Park near Houston, TX. For additional information, visit

RevoluSun has been a leading force in Hawaii's solar energy industry since 2009, becoming a sought-after leader that introduced third-party financing to Hawaii, marked numerous firsts in storage deployment, and is currently pioneering Virtual Power Plants (VPP). Locally owned and operated for 14 years, their deep understanding of Hawaii's market puts the company in high demand for its various capacities, from large-scale solar projects to market education, sales, and fulfillment of recent distributed energy resource (DER) initiatives. Notably, RevoluSun customers already collectively form the largest residential VPP in Hawaii.

With a track record of over 10,000 residential solar installations and over 100 commercial systems across the state, the company saves its customers over $45 million annually in utility expenses. Based on delivering top-notch solar PV systems and fostering partnerships with industry leaders, their reputation solidifies RevoluSun's leadership in Hawaii's transition to sustainable energy solutions. Discover more at


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