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Clean Energy

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, Hawaii’s only member-owned electric utility, is making significant progress toward its goal of using renewable resources to generate 70 percent of Kauai’s power by 2030.

As of 2017, more than 40 percent of the electricity generated on Kauai will come from a mix of renewable resources: solar, hydropower and biomass. That’s up from 5 percent in 2009.

On the sunniest days, 90 percent or more of Kauai’s daytime energy needs are met by solar, which is believed to be the highest percentage of solar on an electrical grid of any utility in the U.S.

 

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