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Grove Farm recognizes the challenges facing our island community with ever-increasing fuel costs and the isolated nature of our infrastructure resources.
Grove Farm is committed to exploring sustainable ways to utilize its existing water and land resources to alleviate Kaua`i's dependence on expensive energy sources. Research is currently underway considering the feasibility of various alternative energy sources on Kaua`i.
Grove Farm has partnered with SolarCity and KIUC to further diversify Kaua‘i’s energy portfolio in the form of a 12-megawatt solar facility. The partnered project is expected to provide for roughly 6% of Kaua‘i’s electrical demand and will be one of the largest solar farms in the State of Hawai‘i. SolarCity will be responsible for the build out of the facility. They plan to hire an additional 125 workers during the construction phase.
Grove Farm is a founding member of Hawai‘i BioEnergy (HBE), a corporation established by three of Hawai‘i’s largest landowners: Grove Farm Company, Kamehameha Schools and Maui Land and Pineapple Company. Hawai‘i BioEnergy’s mission is to reduce Hawai‘i's energy costs, green house gas emissions, and dependence on imported fossil fuels through the research and development of local renewable bioenergy projects.