Kapalua Resort Launches Energy Conservation Initiative with MicroPlanet Technology Products

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Kapalua Resort launches energy conservation initiative with MicroPlanet Technology products -- pilot test conducted to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of Maui Land & Pineapple Company's (http://www.MauiLand.com) ongoing commitment to energy conservation and sustainability practices, it has conducted a pilot program over the past six months, testing the effectiveness of MicroPlanet products at its facilities in the Kapalua Resort (http://www.Kapalua.com). MicroPlanet Technology Corp. (http://www.MicroPlanet.com) is a high technology, energy conservation company that introduced its commercial 3-phase and residential voltage regulation systems to Kapalua Resort in an effort to reduce energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The results of the first pilot site indicate that the technology is saving 12.87 percent on kWh consumption and reducing kVAR (demand) by 34.48 percent for the entire commercial building in the pilot site at Kapalua Resort. The equipment is expected to have a payback period of less than three years.

Cliff Smith, Development Manager for Maui Land & Pineapple Company (MLP), remarked, "We were impressed with the results of the pilot tests and see the see the implementation of MicroPlanet technology at Kapalua as the perfect opportunity to be true to our vision of wise stewardship with the added benefit of reducing costs."

MicroPlanet's technology helps to reduce the total amount of energy production needed by significantly increasing the efficiency of the electric grid. MicroPlanet's products dynamically manage the voltage delivered to a business or home to optimal levels, which saves energy, lowers electricity bills and helps reduce greenhouse emissions. These products can also reduce peak period demand and improve utility services.

"The partnership with MLP is a significant event for MicroPlanet. It is further validation that our commercial 3-phase products are being rapidly adopted by clients to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions," said Bruce Lisanti, President and CEO of MicroPlanet.

MicroPlanet has installed over 600 systems in pilot programs and the pilots continue to return very positive results. MLP, which is developing several new projects in Kapalua Resort, is committed to the concept of green building with low-emitting materials, using state-of-the-art sustainable land use management plans and energy reducing power systems. For more information on Kapalua Resort development, contact Smith at (808) 665-5463 or by email: csmith@mlpmaui.com. To find out more about MicroPlanet technology, contact Lisanti at (206) 625-0851 or by email: blisanti@microplanet.com.

ABOUT KAPALUA RESORT
The Kapalua Resort is a 23,000-acre, master-planned community set amidst a working pineapple plantation on Maui's northwest coast. The resort is renowned for its world-class golf courses -- The Bay and The Plantation Courses; 10 residential communities; premier accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; The Kapalua Villas, a villa rental program; Kapalua Luxury Homes, a luxury home rental program; a tennis complex; three white sand beaches including two of America's Best Beaches; and a myriad of restaurants and shops. Kapalua Resort hosts a signature event series each year, the PGA TOUR's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in January, Whale Quest Kapalua in February, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua's Celebration of the Arts festival in April and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival in June. Readers of Travel + Leisure Golf magazine recognized Kapalua Resort as the #1 Golf Destination in Hawai'i for 2006. Golfweek recognized The Plantation Course as a Top 100 Modern Course for 2007. For more information about Kapalua Resort, call 1-800-KAPALUA or visit Kapalua.com.

ABOUT MAUI LAND & PINEAPPLE COMPANY, INC.
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (AMEX: MLP) is committed to the integration of agriculture, natural resource management and eco-effective design principles to create and manage holistic communities. MLP's vision of holistic communities is based on the traditional Hawaiian model of ahupua'a, a system of self-reliance which incorporates the artful use of land and water resources to sustain island life indefinitely. MLP is a Hawai'i corporation and successor to a business organized in 1909. Its principal operating subsidiaries are Maui Pineapple Company Ltd., a producer and marketer of Maui-grown pineapple, and Kapalua Land Company Ltd., operator of Kapalua Resort, a master-planned resort community in West Maui. To find out more, see MauiLand.com.

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