Energy

NELHA has received an award from the US Department of Energy to utilize the existing 4 acre CSP array to provide heat for a forward osmosis project. The project plans to produce 130,000 gallons per day of fresh water. More information available through the following sources: State of Hawaii Press release DOE Announcement DOE Program ...
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The NELHA Board gave a preliminary approval for Edisun Heliostats project at NELHA. Some details are provided in this West Hawaii Today article. Conceptual diagram for the technology below is from Edisun‘s brochure.  

Today’s edition (September 18, 2015) of  PBN’s “On Energy by Duane Shimogawa” talks about partnership between Japan and US to attract financial support to realize 1 MW plant at NELHA.

Highlight on OTEC in August 2015

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 in Main, OTEC

Kona was the place to be for OTEC in August 2015. If you weren’t here, you can catch up on developments through West Hawaii Today,  Star Advertiser, Scientific American, Energy Harvesting Journal, Popular Science and Grist articles. Details and photos also available on Pat Takahashi’s blog and OTEC Okinawa staff blog. Want to learn more about OTEC? Check ...
Read More Highlight on OTEC in August 2015

HNEI has commissioned a high pressure fast fill hydrogen fueling station which is now certified for unattended operation at the Marine Corps Base Hawai’i (MCBH), Kaneohe Bay.

Check out today’s press release for the latest news on NELHA’s energy storage project as well as the articles by Pacific Business News,  West Hawaii Today and Smart Grid News. The Aquion battery installed by Honokaa based Renewable Energy Services Inc. as a demonstration at NELHA is also being installed as part of a 1MW solar micro grid ...
Read More Progress made on NELHA’s energy storage initiative

Tribute to Dr. John Craven

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in OTEC

Dr. John P. Craven, one of the founders of NELHA, recently died on February 12, 2015. Pioneer and innovator, Dr. Craven not only shaped NELHA into what it is now, but also lay much of the foundation for NELHA’s future. Many of NELHA’s staff remember Dr. Craven with fondness and awe, none more than Jan War as ...
Read More Tribute to Dr. John Craven

Cellana receives $3.5M from DOE

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Energy

Cellana receives new grant amounting to $3.5M for further biofuels research.

Cellana has entered into an agreement with Galil Algae Cooperative Agriculture Society Limited with the objective of partnering for the production of high-value algae products for aquaculture applications.

Community Forum on Energy Issues

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Energy

Energy issues to be discussed at upcoming community forum/talk story session. This forum at the West Hawaii Civic Center on June 24, 2014 6:00 PM is organized by Representative Nicole Lowen and is open to all. There will be guest panelists from HELCO, Blue Planet and DBEDT. See press release for more details.