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Hawai`i Energy Series

Some great stuff on television:


Solar Decathlon

An interesting competition that promotes innovation and cooperation with natural resources:





This year’s competition is held for the duration of September 23 – October 2, 2011.

Here’s the you tube vidoes I used in my classes.


I pre-downlloaded from home using a plug in called Fast Video Download on FireFox  and to play it, I use wimply player.  they are .flv files.


Video 1: How wind turbines work


           2:  Firstwind Kaheawa Wind Farm Maui



Video 1: Clean Energy Economy for Hawaii’s Future


          2: Hawaiian Electric and DHHL Build Sustainable Communities


           3:  Example how power is distributed. EC Power CHP

                System in Europe


4.  How Solar Power Works

5.   Sopogy, Kona




Small business and nonprofit organizations will soon receive LED lamps at no cost to themselves. Through participation in Hawaii Energy’s Lighting the Future offering, these organizations will save energy and money while helping Hawai’i to reduce its dependence on imported oil.

“Hawaii Energy is investing in small business and nonprofit energy efficiency with our Lighting the Future offering” said Ray Starling, Hawaii Energy program manager. “This is an exciting opportunity for participants to realize energy savings by making a change to energy efficient LED lighting. We encourage all who qualify to apply!”

Hawaii Energy hopes Lighting the Future will encourage energy conservation and efficiency measures throughout the small business and nonprofit communities. The offering is aimed at providing small businesses and nonprofits exposure to energy-saving LED lighting technology. This offer will be available while supplies last.

Interested small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Through a competitive bidding process, Hawaii Energy selected Toshiba as its partner in providing this offering to qualifying Hawai’i applicants. In its bid, Toshiba provided competitive pricing and a “buy one, get one free” promotional opportunity.

Participants must agree to install the LED lamps prior to June 30, 2011.


In order to qualify your organization will be a:

1. Small business on an electric utility rate schedule that begins with the letter “G”, for General Service.

2. Nonprofit organization classified as a 501(c) on an electric utility rate schedule that begins with “G” or “J”.

3. For small businesses and nonprofits that do not pay for electricity directly, please call 521-2189 for more information on qualifications and how to apply.

4. Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai or Oahu commercial electric utility customers.

To find your electric rate schedule look at your electric utility bill or contact Hawaii Energy.

Application Process:

Download the application online at www.hawaiienergy.com.

1. The form must be filled out accurately prior to submission.

2. After submission, applicants will receive a letter of confirmation or contact from a Hawaii Energy representative.

3. Qualifying applicants will receive directions to pick-up locations, many located throughout the state.

Please see Lighting the Future flyer for additional information and FAQs.

For more information, please visit www.hawaiienergy.com.

 Hawaii Energy, a ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by SAIC under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, serves the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Molokai, and Oahu.

Konawaena GoGreen

This is the website that our club has created. We also have a facebook page and twitter. We wold like to connect with other clubs on the Big Island.



The Getting Connected virtual lab from Discovery Education could be a nice extension to the PV unit. Students have to create a working circuit from an incorrect design. After learning about series and parallel, students can apply their knowledge.