Boston Company, German Manufacturer Partner to Bring Wind Energy to Hawaii

by Green Jobs Ready on October 19, 2011

According to journalist Joseph Baker writing for EnergyBoom.com, an east coast wind energy provider is partnering with the westernmost state in the United States to spearhead and develop another wind energy project. First Wind, a wind energy firm based out of Boston, Massachusetts, is working with Siemens AG in order to complete the installment of another wind energy facility in Hawaii.

The wind turbines provided by Siemens AG will contribute to a project known as the Kawailoa Wind facility, which can be found on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In addition to marking the first time the Boston group First Wind has worked with Siemens, which is based in Germany, the project more generally embodies the increasing number and frequency of international business partnerships with regard to green projects, generating green jobs across countries and borders.

Currently, the Kawailoa Wind facility is project to furnish a total of 69 megawatts of alternative, wind-powered energy, a number which entails Hawaii to work further toward its goal of deriving a significant percentage of its energy from renewable resources by the year 2030. The facility also marks the third such wind energy plant established in Hawaii by First Wind. Other facilities owned and utilized by First Wind include Utah, Maine, New York, and other locations in the easter United States.

For more information about this new wind energy project in Hawaii, please visit: http://www.energyboom.com/wind/first-wind-bringing-more-wind-energy-hawaii

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