Wind power in Hawaii

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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[edit]

Former wind farms[edit]

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

Potential[edit]

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]

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