Maui wind farm exceeds power target

The Kaheawa Wind Power energy facility on Maui has generated more than 125,000 megawatt hours of electricity in 2007, exceeding its targets.

Great news. Now Maui is generating clean, renewable energy rather than shipping in oil from than mainland to burn.

Here’s what the wind turbines look like up close, from when I hiked up to them in Dec. 2006.

  • I had an opportunity to tour the wind generators on Maui inside and out. They were absolutely amazing. The technology has advanced tremendously since some of the first that appeared at Altamont Pass in California. They stuck me as being quiet giants manipulating wind power with some of the best views on the island.

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