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Wind power in Hawaii

Kaheawa Wind Power

Wind power in Hawaii has the potential to provide all of the electricity used in the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Notable projects

Former wind farms

  • Kamaoa Wind Farm, 9.3 MW, in use 1987-2006
  • Lalamilo Wind Farm, 1.6 MW, in use 1986-2010

Potential

Hawaii wind resources

A 2010 study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory showed that Hawaii has the potential to install 3,000 MW of wind power, capable of generating 12,000 million kWh/year.[1] Hawaii used 9,962 million kWh in 2011, so Hawaii has the potential to generate all energy used in the state from wind and solar power,[2] with 15,000 million kWh/year from concentrated solar power plants. In addition, Hawaii has the potential to generate 2,800,000 million kWh/year from offshore wind power.[3]

In 2011, Hawaii generated 326 million kWh from wind power.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^  
  2. ^ Electric Power Monthly February 2012 Table 5.4.B.
  3. ^ Renewable Energy Technical Potential
  4. ^ Electric Power Monthly February 2012 Table 1.17.B.

External links

  • Renewable Energy Projects
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