Hawaii using their biggest natural resource for renewable energy
Using a technology already being used by some early adopting cites like Ithaca and Toronto, Honolulu will be putting in a sea water air conditioning system (SWAC). Construction will begin in September; after everything is said and done this new cooling system could save Hawaii up to 70 million kilowatt-hours of energy per year.
These kinds of systems increase energy efficiency and also reduce cooling costs. After Cornell University in Ithaca, New York installed their lake water air conditioning, they had an 86 percent reduction in energy use for cooling the campus.
Hawaii is excited for their advance in renewable energy technology. For more information click here.