LED Lighting Retrofits In Hawaiian Homes: Faster Paybacks Than Solar Power
Original story at CleanTechnica• 5 mentions • 3 weeks ago
CleanTechnica 3 weeks ago
Visitors know the Hawaiian islands for many things: ample sunshine, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. Residents know these things as well, but also are all too aware of high electricity prices, an aging electrical grid dependent on foreign oil, choke traffic, and other problems associated with the “cost of paradise.” The challenges are not atypical of modern living in desirable locations — a combination of cheap imports and high costs of land/rent have created an economy heavily reliant on imported goods, from manufacturing to food to fuel and more. Getting to local self-reliance in Hawaii ...