• Undersea cables, worth a million dollars to bring power to Hawaii

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    Hawaii, the land of surfing and the beautiful Hawaiian guitar melodies, is all set to receive some power, from deep beneath the sea. Currently, Hawaii imports energy, and has plans to generate its own electricity, with wind farms on islands like Molokai and Lanai. Well here’s the hitch. How does this power reach the beautiful land of Hawaii? Undersea cables come to the rescue. 400MW of wind farms will be set up on these islands, which will then be transferred to the island of Oahu, the place where majority of the state’s population lives, with undersea cables.

    12,000 acres of land will be dedicated to these wind farms. Though funding is an issue right now. These cables cost around $1 million, which can prove to be a set back. However, investing in such technology would prove to be beneficial in the long run. Hopefully, Hawaii’s green energy dream is fulfilled soon.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on June 8, 2010