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Big Wind, interisland cable are last gasp of dying dinosaur

By Mike Bond

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 03, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii's goal of energy independence is growing closer, with the state's solar installations rising 45 percent in first quarter 2012 over the same period last year, as noted in a recent Star-Advertiser article. In only three months, Hawaii homeowners and businesses installed another 14.8 mega-watts of solar generating capacity.</p>
<p>But though blessed with sunlight, Hawaii lagged far behind the average 85 percent national increase. New Jersey, not known for its sun, added an astounding 174 MW of solar installations &mdash; nearly 12 times Hawaii's increase.</p>
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Hawaii's goal of energy independence is growing closer, with the state's solar installations rising 45 percent in first quarter 2012 over the same period last year, as noted in a recent Star-Advertiser article. In only three months, Hawaii homeowners and businesses installed another 14.8 mega-watts of solar generating capacity.

But though blessed with sunlight, Hawaii lagged far behind the average 85 percent national increase. New Jersey, not known for its sun, added an astounding 174 MW of solar installations — nearly 12 times Hawaii's increase. Login for more...



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