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Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

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electric utilities Hawaii renewable energy solar energy storage Solar CityEven before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating. SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its solar-energy business can be reinforced and complemented by Tesla's energy-storage business.

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Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 electric-car rebates; hope for carbon-free transport

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incentives electric utilities plug-in cars Hawaii renewable energyIslands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is easier for alternative sources of energy to gain a foothold.

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Tesla to provide batteries for energy storage farm in Kauai, Hawaii

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Batteries energy infrastructure plug-in cars Hawaii solar energy storage Solar CityWhile its electric-car manufacturing continues to get the most attention, Tesla quietly continues to build up its energy-storage business as well. Some of those packs will be deployed in.

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Airplane Lands Safely In Hawaii

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The plane landed in Hawaii Friday, achieving another milestone in the attempt to fly around the world with no onboard fuel. Hawaii renewable energy solar aircraftNearly four months after taking off from Abu Dhabi to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 airplane has crossed the Pacific Ocean.

Tata AirPod Compressed-Air Car To Launch In Hawaii This Year: Report

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A few years ago, there was a flurry of interest in compressed-air cars--but, forgive the pun, that seemed to deflate quickly. While a car that runs on air comes with obvious environmental benefits, including zero emissions from the non-existent tailpipe, the technology seemed unworkable for everyday use. MORE: Are Air Cars Really An Option, Or The

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Clean Energy to provide LNG to Hawaii Gas; additional agreements in trucking, transit and refuse markets

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has secured a contract to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy has also signed additional agreements throughout the United States representing their growing portfolio of natural gas fueling. Transit. Trucking. Refuse. Brief

Army unveils test fleet of 16 GM fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii

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The US Army, Pacific unveiled a fleet of 16 General Motors’ hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii. Each branch of the military is evaluating the vehicles in real-world use. Operating these vehicles will provide the military with the necessary data and experience to determine future applications of fuel cell technology. Brief

Mitsubishi Rewards Hawaii Top Teacher With 2012 Mitsubishi i

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Once upon a time, the only real reward for being a good teacher was to see your students get excited about a subject or do well in exams -- but now a lucky teacher has been rewarded for his good work with a year-long loan of a brand-new 2012 Mitsubishi i. As Plugincar contributor Eric Loveday reports, the all-electric car was awarded to Chad

Honeywells UOP breaks ground on integrated biorefinery project in Hawaii for drop-in gasoline, jet and diesel from fast pyrolysis of biomass and catalytic upgrading

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That’s exactly what we intend to do with what we are developing in Hawaii. UOP, Ensyn and Envergent. In 2009, UOP and Ensyn Corp. 70 - 75.

US and Japan collaborating on smart grid project in Hawaii; EV operation and charging, including grid-balancing services

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The project is supported by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in cooperation with the State of Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., Cyber Defense Institute, Inc., JFE Engineering Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Japan, Ltd., and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.

State of Hawaii to fund BioTork cellulosic biofuels project

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The State of Hawaii recently passed legislation to assist in funding a project that converts crops, crop residues, dedicated energy crops, and agricultural waste into biofuels and value-added co-products. BioTorks bioconversion development efforts in Hawaii date back to 2010 when it launched proof of principle research for its technology.

Hawaii opts for EVs and renewable energy

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My wife, Zan, and I were recently on the Big Island, Hawaii, and while there we toured the state’s only geothermal plant. Hawaii's 30 megawatt geothermal control room. The rest of Hawaii’s electricity is generated by burning oil. Hawaii's 30 MW geothermal power plant. URL: [link]. By JOHN MARKOFF.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. But Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest.

Nissan and Hawaii Partner on EVs

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Nissan North America and the state of Hawaii formed a partnership to promote the development of electric vehicles, and an electric-vehicle charging network, throughout the state. The Nissan LEAF EV will be available in Hawaii beginning in January 2011. US Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

US Hybrid awarded contract to deliver plug-in fuel cell shuttle bus to Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency

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The project is funded by the State of Hawaii and Office of Naval Research via the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI). Earlier post.).

Nissan confirms Hawaii electric vehicle partnership

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Nissan North America has formed an electric vehicle partnership with the state of Hawaii as it bids to introduce an electric vehicle charging network in the area. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan Hawaii Hawaii electric cars Nissan electric cars Nissan LEAF

Hawaii to be Nissan LEAF launch state

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Hawaii is certainly grabbing its fair share of green car headlines – just yesterday we told you that it would be the trial base for GM’s new hydrogen fuel cell prototypes (see article). Tags: Electric cars Green cars Nissan Hawaii Nissan LEAF Nissan LEAF electric vehicle Nissan LEAF Hawaii Nissan LEAF US launch

Tesla In The Tropics: Hawaii A Good Market For Electric Cars

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As Nissan has discovered with sales of its Leaf, Hawaii is well suited to the daily duties of running an electric car.

Hawaii Installs State's First EV Charging Station

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One place where EVs seem to be ideal is Hawaii. Why is Hawaii ideal? Electric vehicles are ideally suited for certain regions of the world. Some climates are ideal for EV. Some locations do not have to deal with the thought of range anxiety, and some areas simply see a need for EVs more so than other locations across the globe.

CODA reveals electric car plans for Hawaii

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It’s been an exciting week for the state of Hawaii. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Coda Coda Automotive Coda Sedan electric vehicles Hawaii Linda Lingle Limited deliveries of the CODA Sedan will begin [.].

Hawaii awards $820K contract to AeroVironment for up to 320 EV charging docks

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Hawaii has awarded an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program to AeroVironment to fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt electric vehicle (EV) charging docks throughout the islands. Customers who purchase an EV are also eligible for a state rebate of up to $4,500. Brief

Nissan Selects Hawaii as Early Launch State for LEAF

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has selected Hawaii to be one of its initial launch markets in the US beginning in early 2011. Nissan and the State of Hawaii are working towards a partnership to promote the development of an electric vehicle network. As part of the collaboration, Nissan has committed to make the all-electric Nissan LEAF available to Hawaii consumers.

Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative seeking to ramp up hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and fueling infrastructure

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Ten companies, agencies and universities have joined an initiative between The Gas Company (TGC), and General Motors to support a ramp up of hydrogen-powered vehicles and associated fueling infrastructure in Hawaii by 2015. The plan builds on a May 2010 memorandum of understanding between TGC, one of Hawaii’s major utilities, and GM.

Mitsubishi Motors and the State of Hawaii to begin effort on EV infrastructure and deployment

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MMNA) and the State of Hawaii have entered into an agreement that will seek to vastly improve the infrastructure and deployment for the new Mitsubishi i and other advanced 100% electric-powered vehicles (EVs) for residents. Licensed drivers will be able to test drive the new Mitsubishi i at Cutter Mitsubishi in Aiea, Hawaii later this fall.

AeroVironment completes first electric vehicle commercial charging station installations in Hawaii

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AeroVironment has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Marriott Waikiki in Hawaii. The new chargers are part of Hawaii’s growing charging infrastructure currently being deployed to support electric vehicles. In March of this year AeroVironment received a $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program.

Proton Onsite to install hydrogen generator at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii

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Proton OnSite has been awarded a purchase order from HydraFLX Systems Ltd to install a hydrogen generator at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) facility outside Honolulu, Hawaii. The station is being upgraded in cooperation with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Nissan And Coda Work To Make Hawaii Electric Car Paradise

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It’s not a secret that Hawaii is keen to become the most electric car-friendly state in the whole of the U.S. Earlier this week at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo, the state of Hawaii announced it has signed a

Hawaii: Island Paradise for Electric Vehicles As Well As People

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You'd be forgiven for thinking Hawaii is the center of the electric vehicle universe. Then yesterday South Korean manufacturer CT&T signed a deal with the state's governor, Linda Lingle, to build a plant in Hawaii to manufacture low-speed

Coda's Electric Sedan Says 'Aloha' To Hawaii Next Year

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Coda announced today their plans to roll out their all-electric sedan in Hawaii in the third quarter of 2011, positioning the car to battle the Nissan Leaf in a market that suffers from some of the highest gas prices in the country.

Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge Network in Hawaii

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Better Place has started its initial deployment of EV infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts’ Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company. Other charging stations will be at three Hawaiian Electric sites.

Berkeley Lab/U. Hawaii team provides direct experimental evidence for mechanism for PAH formation in combustion; cleaner fuels could result

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Hawaii have provided direct experimental evidence for the validity of a proposed mechanism for the first step in the process that transforms gas-phase molecules into solid particles such as soot and other carbon-based compounds.

GM and Hawaii Gas Company to Collaborate on Hydrogen Infrastructure Pilot; Different Approach to Provisioning Fueling Stations

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General Motors and Hawaii’s The Gas Company (TGC), the state’s major gas energy provider, are collaborating on a hydrogen infrastructure project.

Proton OnSite awarded $1.7M contract for hydrogen fueling infrastructure for US Army in Hawaii

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million to provide hydrogen fueling infrastructure on Hawaii, and to further increase the efficiency and output potential of future commercial hydrogen stations. The company received a Phase I contract for $1.8 This system eventually became the platform for the SunHydro fueling station in Wallingford, CT. Earlier post.). Brief

A123 Systems to supply 11MW Grid Battery System to Sempra Generation for the Auwahi Wind project in Hawaii

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A123 Systems will supply an 11MW Grid Battery System (GBS) to Sempra Generation for the Auwahi Wind project in Maui, Hawaii. The advanced energy storage solution is designed to smooth variable wind power generation, which is expected to help maintain the stability to Maui’s electric grid. Brief

CODA to Launch CODA EV in Hawaii in 2011

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CODA Automotive intends to distribute the battery-electric CODA Sedan to consumer and fleet customers in Hawai’i in the third quarter of 2011. CODA plans to begin limited deliveries at the end of 2010. The CODA Sedan is a four-door, five-passenger car, powered by an all-electric drive system, including a CODA-designed 33.8 Governor Linda Lingle.

Navigant: N. American PEV sales to hit almost 200K units this year; ~62% growth y-o-y

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Hawaii and Washington are likely to maintain the significant market growth both states witnessed over the last 5 years, according to Navigant.

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DOE to award $500K for testing of wave energy device in Hawaii

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $500,000 will be available this year to test the technical readiness of technologies that can harness energy from waves to supply clean, renewable power to highly-populated coastal regions. ( These efforts complement an ongoing collaboration with the Navy to advance ocean energy technologies. Brief

Hawaii State Legislature Raises Tax on Petroleum from $0.05 to $1.05 per Barrel

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The Hawaii State Legislature has reported out of conference HB1271 , which boosts what had been a state environmental response tax on petroleum of $0.05 per barrel to an environmental response, energy and food security tax of $1.05 per barrel. Breakdown of the allocation of the proceeds of the tax hike include: $0.05

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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute awards firm contract for Altairnano Energy Storage System

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Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. has been awarded a firm contract with the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa to supply a one-megawatt ALTI-ESS energy storage system for a test of wind energy integration. Earlier post.). The project is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2011. Brie

GM Testing Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure In Sunny Hawaii

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Electric powered vehicles are widely perceived to be the way forward for personal transport. Fuel cell vehicles, which create electricity by combining hydrogen with oxygen, offer many advantages over traditional battery-based systems thanks to the relatively energy-dense storage of hydrogen in tanks. However, the biggest hurdle to a hydrogen