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The Garden Island

(The Garden Island)  Of the more than 70,000 vehicles registered with Kauai County, 166 of them are electric. “If you’re a two-car family, it’s pretty easy (to convert to electronic vehicles),” said Ben Sullivan, energy and sustainability manager for Kauai County. “And in a few years, I see it becoming easier.” The Lihue Business Association […]

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(The Garden Island)  A solar farm that is slated to generate about 5 percent of the island’s energy is set to power up early this year, according to representatives from the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. “Once the SolarCity/Tesla project goes online in early 2017, it will bring us very close to our goal of 50 […]

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Going green

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 in Headlines, Kauai, The Garden Island

(The Garden Island)  Going green is a trend throughout the United States as communities do their part to help out the environment, and Hawaii is helping lead the effort. Honolulu, in fact, was named the second greenest of America’s 100 largest by a recent WalletHub survey and the entire state has a goal of achieving […]

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Powered up

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 in Biomass, Headlines, Kauai, The Garden Island

(The Garden Island)  Eric Knutzen of Green Energy Hawaii joined a crew from Green Energy Hawaii, along with Hawaii Gov. David Ige and more than a hundred others on Tuesday to dedicate and bless one of the first eco-friendly plant of its kind in the United States. Hailed as the first biomass-based, integrated, sustainable, renewable-energy […]

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(The Garden Island) A new solar project in Anahola will not only create jobs, reduce oil consumption and provide 5 percent of Kauai’s annual energy needs. It will also benefit Native Hawaiian beneficiaries for decades to come.

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(The Garden Island) Hawaii has the highest energy costs in the nation, and easing the pain on the state's residential consumers was a recurring theme Tuesday in a gubernatorial forum.

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(The Garden Island) Hawaii’s largest solar facility — a $40 million, 12-megawatt array in Koloa — is now online. A community open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative solar farm, which is adjacent to the old Koloa Mill off the Poipu Bypass Road to show off the project.

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(The Garden Island) A new solar project in Anahola will not only create jobs, reduce oil consumption and provide 5 percent of Kauai’s annual energy needs. It will also benefit Native Hawaiian beneficiaries for decades to come.

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(The Garden Island) Kauai Island Utility Cooperative will hold a small dedication and groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its $54 million solar project in Anahola. Slated to be operational by early 2015, it will be the second-largest solar array in Hawaii, the largest being the KIUC-owned facility in Koloa.

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(The Garden Island) Kauai Island Utility Cooperative was honored Monday by the Solar Electric Power Association as one of the nation’s Top 10 utilities for its delivery of solar energy.

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