Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is pursuing development of 2 Hawaiʻi Island solar farms
Increasing access to solar power is one of the big reasons behind the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' two proposed solar farms on Hawaiʻi Island. It’s also part of DHHL's Hoʻomaluō Energy Policy, enacted in 2009 to enable Native Hawaiians, in concert with the broader community, to lead Hawaiʻi's effort to achieve energy self-sufficiency and sustainability.
The Conversation talked with the department's Information and Community Relations Officer Cedric Duarte to find out where they’ll be built and who benefits from them.
For National Energy Awareness Month, The Conversation also took a closer look at UHERO's recent report on energy usage with University of Hawaiʻi Professor of Economics Nori Tarui. Listen below.