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Hawaii to be 100% powered by Renewables in 2040

In a recent mandate the beautiful island state in the pacific, Hawaii, has taken a bold step towards a brighter future. The state is proposing that by the year 2040 100% of all energy should be generated from renewable energy sources like solar, wind, tidal, and thermal, all of which exist in great abundance in Hawaii. This directive is coming now at a time when only about 10% of all energy in Hawaii comes from alternative energy sources, while the average cost of electricity per kWh in Hawaii is nearly 3 times that of the nation’s average. It’s no wonder why Hawaii is choosing to make the switch, electricity is scarce and expensive, but renewable energy is cheap and abundant to the island state. The integration of new clean energy systems into the electrical grid in Hawaii will be a fairly large experiment and shift from the typical norms of power generation. But overall it may make a great example for the rest of the United States, and help to encourage more states to go green. We’re really excited, and we support the state of Hawaii in its decision, and vision of the future.

Hawaii Electricity Sources

Hawaii Electricity Sources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/can-hawaii-reach-100-renewable-electricity-by-2040