There’s a lot of excitement these days about the potential of renewable energy resources, and rightfully so: the ever-increasing costs of petroleum-based energy to both the economy and for the environment continue to escalate. According to the International Energy Agency, renewable energy is expected to comprise 30% of the world’s overall energy output by 2024,…

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Aloha, and welcome back! Lately we’ve been thinking a lot about the awesome potential of clean energy delivery systems (OK OK…we’re always thinking about that, but even still), and thought the time was right to share with you the exciting and ongoing developments of microgrid technology and how they can help to lead us towards…

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So maybe you’ve been looking to finally make the switch to solar power, or have just been curious about how much power it takes to run the average home here on Maui. It’s a good question to ask, particularly when we consider that Hawaii has some of the highest costs for energy in the nation,…

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Aloha! As always, it’s an extremely exciting time in the world of renewable energy: recently, Ford officially announced the F-150 Lightning, one of the world’s first commercially available, electric-based pickup trucks on the market. The Lightning will sport a range of up to three hundred miles per charge, along with 10,000 pounds of total towing…

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Back in the 1950s, the ‘Home of Tomorrow’ was imagined to come complete with flying cars and talking robots who would attend to our every domestic need. Although we’re not quite there yet, there’s much else about the future of our homes and neighborhoods that has come to fruition, particularly around the ideals of clean…

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The ideals of energy independence have been well-established for centuries now, reflecting our innate desire for the beauty and preservation of nature and our own inherent, personal freedoms.  Henry David Thoreau helped to advance the ideas of independent living and self-sustainability in the mid-1800s with the publication of Walden, his treatise on transcendental living in…

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You’ve heard a lot about them, probably seen them on the streets, and spotted those brand new charging stations popping up around Maui and Moloka’i…but are you truly in the know about electric-powered cars and what exactly they do? Electric Vehicles (EVs) are vehicles that utilize one or more electric motors for their movement, utilizing…

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Human beings have relied upon the power of the sun since the dawn of mankind, benefitting from its energy to help grow our food and to sustain us with oxygen from photosynthesis. In specific, the earliest recorded examples of harnessing solar energy for a specific task stretches back to the 7th Century BC, in which…

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