US state Hawaii is working towards generating one hundred percent of its power with the help of renewable energy by the year 2045. Kauai, which is one of the seven inhabited islands of Hawaii, is one of the regions in need of energy generation.
KIUC acronym for Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, a non-profit runs a plant of 77,000 solar panels generating at least 10 percent of the island’s power, on a 24*7 basis. Kauai initiative plans to enable Hawaii to be totally sustainable energy compliant by 2045. Launched in 2016, the Sustainable Hawaii initiative is to counter the dependence on fossil fuels for one of the world’s remotest island community.
Dubbed as the “world’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage generation facility”, the KIUC project is a collaborative effort within the green investment strategy to transit to a low carbon economy. The project links different sectors within the economy to foster a sustainable change and part of the UN 2030 SDG agenda.