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We are excited to announce that Round 5 of the multi-million-dollar American-Made Solar Prize has commenced! This competition encourages innovators to come up with ideas to energize solar energy in new and exciting ways. Round 5 features a two-track structure, which invites both hardware and software technologies to compete separately and allows for more solar ...
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US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, issued a press release on May 13, 2021 announcing a $1.8M grant to NELHA to grow the aquaculture sector through aquaculture and incubator activities at NELHA. More details are available in the Civil Beat article May 17, 2021 Also, if you are interested, Hawaii Public Radio covered the ...
Read More NELHA Receives .8M Award for Aquaculture Accelerator and Incubation Efforts

This year, HATCH will be offering a program that is focused on advancing home-grown Hawaii aquaculture projects. They are calling the program the Innovation Studio- Hawaii Edition. The aquaculture focus is surprisingly broad as it includes supply chain, alternative seafood, equipment, software, feed components and other related areas. Through the Innovation Studio, HATCH plans to ...
Read More HATCH Announces 2021 Innovation Studio – Hawaii Edition

NELHA has announced that a consortium conceived and coordinated by the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Manoa consisting of  the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), Encored, LG Electronics, Coast Energy Capital Fund, University of Hawaiʻi, Seoul National University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and NELHA ...
Read More NELHA Announces Advanced Microgrid Project

NELHA recently announced a new solar project at NELHA. In late 2020, LightManufacturing Inc. quickly deployed an outdoor containerized factory that produces large durable plastic products such as tanks from 100% solar power provided by heliostats. The system allows to build items that are typically shipped to the islands from an off grid plant that ...
Read More A solar-powered factory starts operations at NELHA

The County of Hawaiʻi’s Office of the Mayor hosted a free virtual Sustainability Summit on March 4th & 5th, 2021 with the intent of bringing bright minds together to explore and share sustainable ideas and solutions, and to celebrate individuals and collaborative sustainability efforts currently happening in Hawaiʻi County. The key note presentations took place at ...
Read More County of Hawaii Sustainability Summit March 4-5 2021

The UH Ike Wai project has made some fascinating discoveries regarding the aquifer system in West Hawaii which may have important implications for fresh water management in the area as well as on other volcanic islands. A new conceptual model of the aquifer system showing that twice as much water than previously thought might be ...
Read More Hidden groundwater pathways in West Hawaii

Last Chance to Win $50K and Compete in the Solar Prize Round 4 The American-Made Solar Prize Round 4 is still accepting applications from U.S.-based students, entrepreneurs, and other solar industry professionals for a chance at $50,000. As a competitor, you will develop critical partnerships with national labs and other members of the American-Made Network ...
Read More Last Chance to Win K and Compete in the Solar Prize Round 4

If anyone knows how reliably produce low cost Oxygen for commercial aquaculture from solar, please reach out to us! The COVID pandemic has highlighted weaknesses in the supply chain for oxygen. And we think NELHA would be a great demonstration site for solar power technology to produce this important commodity. We also think the American ...
Read More Looking for innovative ideas to produce industrial grade O2 using solar at NELHA

We are excited to share that Pacific Hybreed, after a few months construction and despite COVID 19, has started operations at its new biosecure breeding station at NELHA. The hatchery will produce Kumamoto oysters and rock scallops. Pacific Hybreed is also part of a NOAA funded project to develop genetic markers for resistance to the ...
Read More Pacific Hybreed starts operations at its NELHA biosecure breeding station

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