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Hawaii: A Postcard from the Future of Energy

February 25, 2014 by America's Power Plan
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Hawaii and Energy

From an energy perspective, Hawaii is unique. Located in the middle of the Pacific, the Aloha State runs on imported oil. But its island environment—from sunny days to active volcanoes—also holds the keys to a future powered by renewable energy.[read more]

Hawaii's Solar-Grid Landscape and the 'Nessie Curve'

February 14, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Hawaii and the Solar Grid

If California grid planners are worried about the famous “Duck Curve,” which is used to represent the future disruptions that distributed solar PV systems will have on the state’s grid, they should do themselves a favor and check out Hawaii’s “Nessie Curve.”[read more]

Will Solar Energy in Hawaii Be a Test Case for High Grid Penetration?

February 3, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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Solar in Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Companies issued a press release titled “Rooftop PV enjoys another strong year in Hawaii.” The release started out sounding as celebratory as its title suggested, proclaiming the “rapid growth in rooftop solar” in the state, but it finished by warning of the dangers to the grid of so much solar.[read more]

Encouraging Solar Energy Development in Hawaii [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 20, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

Hawai'i solar energy

Hawaii is one of the American states cracking ahead to make a switch to clean, solar power. As usual, government incentives play a key part in promoting a switch to renewable energy.[read more]

Sempra Generation Contracts to Supply 21 MW of Wind Power to Maui Electric

April 7, 2011 by Mike Gregory

Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, today announced that it has entered into a 20-year contract to sell 21 megawatts (MW) of wind energy to Maui Electric Company from the Auwahi Wind project on the Ulupalakua Ranch in the southeastern region of Maui.Construction on Auwahi Wind is expected to begin in early 2012, creating...[read more]

Latest CO2 readings

March 9, 2011 by Lou Grinzo
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The US NOAA has updated its CO2 graphics, via its Trends in Carbon Dioxide page:         And for those wanting the Big Picture:     Maybe I’ve been paying too much attention to the deniers lately, but I can’t quite discern a pattern in any of these. Can someone here toss me a hint? In any case, if you...[read more]

Hawaii’s New Feed-In-Tariff For Solar PV Not Having Big Impact Yet

January 11, 2011 by Reginald Norris
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Recently, Hawaii adopted a feed-in-tariff to support the adoption of solar power in Hawaii. Already a leader in solar thermal, Hawaii is on the progressive edge in the U.S. with the adoption of its program. As a refresher, a feed-in-tarrif is essentially where your utility company has to pay you cash for the amount of energy your solar...[read more]

Don't Weep for the Trees

October 22, 2009 by Robert Rapier

While I have no intention of changing the general theme of this blog, I will spend some essays in the future providing more details behind my new job in Hawaii. I did this on occasion with my previous job at Accsys, but the focus of the blog remained on energy, sustainability, and the environment.As explained in the previous essay, my...[read more]

Jetstream announces more utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plants

July 25, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Just days after the company reportedly broke ground on their first plant in New Mexico, the Honolulu Advertiser reports that Jetstream Wind, Inc., has indicated plans to build another one of the “world’s first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plants” at Molokai, Hawaii: The Molokai plant, proposed by Jetstream Wind Inc.,...[read more]

Project Better Place's electric vehicle network, now coming to Hawaii

December 5, 2008 by Michael Giberson

Lynne Kiesling One of the most interesting entrepreneurial developments in the past couple of years is Project Better Place, which has one of the most well-articulated corporate visions I've ever seen. Their business model: evolve beyond using oil-based transportation fuels by constructing a network of charging stations and battery swap...[read more]

The Big Island of Hawaii: Terry Surles Part 1

September 17, 2008 by margotgerritsen

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