For those of you who missed the series entitled “Hawaii: The State of Clean Energy” last year, the College of Social Sciences has made the videos available online for your viewing pleasure. One of the episodes, “Chop Sui Resources: Fueling Our Future: Getting Real on Our Vision” includes a section on OTEC activities at NELHA ...
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The Hawai’i- Okinawa Clean Energy Cooperation 4th annual ocean energy workshop, organized and hosted by the Hawaii County, took place at the Hawaii County Kailua-Kona Civic Center on September 13, 2013. John Delong, NELHA Chairman provides one of the welcome statements. The workshop included progress reports on the recently inaugurated Kumejima test facility.     

Seafood lover paradise

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Aquaculture

NELHA is a seafood lover’s paradise according to Big Island Traveler’s Summer 2013 edition.

NELHA Hosts OTEC Symposium Field Visit

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in OTEC

The International OTEC Symposium which was part of the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit (Sep 9-11, 2013) and was hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) OTEC Team and the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) Deep Ocean Water Application Research Center (DOWARC) included ...
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NELHA was a proud sponsor of the recent Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo, September 9-11, 2013. HOST’s newest client, Rich Bailey (DewPoint Systems), presented preliminary results from his thermal energy agricultural experiment.

NELHA is mentioned as Hawaii market spotlight in The American Council on Renewable Energy’s 2013 Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report (page 14)! Hawaii is quoted as having “one of the most diverse renewable energy generation opportunities of any State”.

PICHTR’s Energy Excelerator ( program receives $30 million ( Apply by September 27 , 2013.

OTEC Summary from Luis Vega

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in OTEC

An overview of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion by Dr. Luis Vega is published in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer, 2012 (

Pat Takahashi blogs

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in OTEC

Director Emeritus with the UH Hawaii Natural Energy Institute blogs on simple solutions for the earth and humanity ( Pat has been involved with OTEC for over 40 years and is a great supporter of the technology.