Going Green Plans for Honolulu Oahu
Watched a 2010 documentary on NetFlix last night called CARBON NATION about business people who have come up with ways to help avert the looming climate crisis. The film reveals, 'real life' solutions and with people showing how one can economically profit from it.
There are over 53 glaciers worldwide that have completely disappeared in part because of us. The flick went on to explain inefficient systems we use, coal burning, poor insulation in older buildings, on and on. This is affecting our waters, sea life, the forests, the air we breath and more. This movie brought to memory, the Going Green Plans for Honolulu Oahu.
SOLAR - for many years, as an added value, homes listed that show a solar system will fetch a higher price. Here on Oahu, there is a huge amount of homes now with Photovoltaics installed. I have seen a $50,000 roof and solar installation all the way down to hearing about homemade photovoltaics for $5,000. The State of Hawaii and the Federal Government are giving substantial tax credits. Contact me if you want to know more about the local information.
NEW LISTING - In February, I will be listing a 4+ acre piece of land in Waianae that has plans in place for a small Solar Farm. The owners stopped at getting the final government approval when the contractor, a personal friend of theirs, passed away from cancer. Rather than go ahead with the project, they have discontinued the plans and have asked me to list it in February. You can take up where they left off. Contact me to be on the list of "first to know".
WIND - my daughter worked on a project this past couple of years where a wind farm was installed in Kahuku. It will be a Hawaiian Electric operation. Before it went up, we saw the blades coming off the ship. I was amazed! One blade was the length of FOUR of my F150 trucks. On Maui and the Big Island, there are a large number of huge windmills. We drove to South Point on the Big Island to get a close up of these huge things. When you are near, the motor in operation sounds like a small jet engine running. What is good is that you can still utilize the land below the towers.
GEOTHERMAL - On the Big Island, geothermal is playing a part in energy conservation.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY - About a mile or two from the Kona Airport, an energy company is growing Alge for both health and as a possible substitute for ethanol. Since the Alge creates more fuel per acre than corn or sugar products.
CLOSED SYSTEMS - Yet, others are using "AquaPonics" as a small contribution to lessening our carbon footprint. I will get to this subject in a future Blog.
Well, this is only a part of what the people of the state of Hawaii are doing to help the environment and be more responsible. As the Hawaii State Motto says: "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness". - Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono .
Bruce can help you find that dream home or sell your existing home on Oahu, contact him today 808-955-1577.