Kauai, which is known for the most breathtaking sandy beaches, the lushest mountains and the best Saimin this side of the Rocky Mountains, may also add solar energy to that list of superlatives.
The Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Solar Electric Power Association on Tuesday ranked the Garden Isle’s Kauai Island Utility Cooperative as second in the nation for integrating and delivering solar energy to its customers.
The high ranking should come as no big surprise. By 2015, KIUC noted that half of Kauai’s daytime energy needs will be met by solar, the highest percentage of solar photovoltaic energy on the grid of any utility in the U.S.
As a Kauai native, it’s good to see that the transformation to renewables is showing some noticeable results.
Just last December, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) completed construction on the largest solar generation facility in Hawaii, its 6-megawatt PV farm at Port Allen on the west side of Kauai.
Duane Shimogawa Reporter- Pacific Business News