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Hawaii Continues Unprecedented Growth in Energy Efficiency

Hawaii Continues Unprecedented Growth in Energy Efficiency

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits As most of us may guess, Hawaii leads the nation in solar panels per capita. But there is still a substantial percentage of the market that cannot participate in solar programs. To increase participation, the legislature passed a law mandating utilities to create community renewables programs. However, the utilities had

Hawaii’s Grid Is Now Power Surfing with Azura

Daniel Stewart for Zondits, July 14, 2015. Image credit: Thomas Hawk Momentum has continued to build in the US marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy field. MHK devices are generally split into two categories: wave energy converters (WECs) that harness ocean swell energy to make power and tidal devices that do the same using ocean currents. In


Hawaii & Vermont Raise the Bar with Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets

Hawaii and Vermont’s high renewable portfolio standard targets Today’s Energy Solutions, July 2, 2015. Image credit: Andre_Rau Renewable portfolio standards are state- or local-level policies that mandate all or certain types of electricity producers to supply a minimum share of their electricity from designated renewable resources. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS policies,

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Where is the American Offshore Wind?

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, June 4, 2015. Image credit: moerschy Onshore wind energy has firmly planted itself as the least expensive renewable energy technology available, and offshore wind offers significant prospects for energy generation. Offshore turbines can be much taller, where stronger and more consistent winds are available, and bigger across, too. A quick look at

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Partnerships That Will Change the Way We Are Powered

NEWS: Apple and Hawaii go for 100% Renewable; AEE Members Make Headlines Advanced Energy Economy, May 15, 2015. Image credit: markusspiske Apple announced early this week that the company’s manufacturing supply chain will be entirely powered with renewable energy: solar, wind, biogas, fuel cells, geothermal, and small hydropower plants. Apple’s commitment to advanced energy isn’t new:

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Breaking Consumer Reliance on the Utility’s Network of Power Lines

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes The New York Times, April 18, 2015. Image credit: Andreas-Troll The Edison Electric Institute, the main utility trade group, has been warning its members of the economic perils of high levels of rooftop solar since at least 2012, and the companies are responding. In February,