It is becoming more obvious as the years go by that solar power helps to promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone. It not only decreases oil consumption and saves consumers literally hundreds of dollars each month, but it provides a cleaner environment to live in. On Jan. 29, the state of Hawaii announced a “breakthrough” agreement with Hawaiian Electric Co., the state’s main source of utility service on the islands, which highlights a proactive solar program.
This program for Hawaii solar power is designed to get the state’s energy grid up and running with a large amount of power to be generated in the home. An attorney for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Tim Lindl, was quoted as saying this would “position Hawaii as the nation’s leader in the integration of small-scale solar resources.”
But many would argue that this does not help the majority of people living in Hawaii, most of which don’t even reside on the island of Oahu. A larger scale operation might be more readily used and appreciated by most living in the state. Hawaii’s goal is for 40-percent of their energy consumption to be self-made by the year 2030. This target seems like a long shot, what do you think?