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Big Turnout for 2017 Maui Energy Conference

HIgh turnout at the Maui Energy Conference reflects momentum of energy industry efforts.
March 31, 2017

Big Turnout for 2017 Maui Energy Conference

The turnout for the Maui Energy Conference last week was just over 350 people. This is the highest level of attendance yet, in its four year history. Given Maui's position as a focal point in the development and application of renewable energy technologies, it was a natural choice for the conference location. In all likelihood, this gathering of energy industry professionals is going to continue to grow in future years. That's something to keep in mind if lower energy costs are a priority in your Hawaii home search.

Held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the conference began last week Wednesday, and concluded on Thursday. At the tail end on Friday, there was an optional sustainability workshop at the Maui Research and Technology Park, which is located here in South Maui where new energy saving and renewable technologies are often implemented.

This year's conference covered a wide variety of topics, after being dominated in prior years by the proposed NextEra Inc. acquisition of Hawaii's utilities. This time, the focus covered the security of water, food and energy, Hawaii's energy policies, developing a healthy energy economy, and sustainable energy sources, among many other topics.

According to the organizers, the attendance of this conference has been growing steadily since its inception. This is exciting for those in the energy business, and for those who want to have cutting edge sustainable technologies, like Maui real estate owners. Let's not forget the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and the Maui Economic Development Board, both of which combined forces to spearhead the conference. The Hawaii state government plans to have the state on 100% renewable energy by 2045, and although it's definitely a work in progress, about 26% of Maui's energy came from renewable sources in 2015.

If you are interested in the reduced cost of energy as a prospective Maui homeowner, you may be interested to know that, being one of the sunniest areas on the island, a healthy number of homes for sale in South Maui are outfitted with photovoltaic systems. If you need assistance finding the property with the right combination of features for your unique needs, we would be happy to help. You'll find our contact information by clicking here if you need to reach us. Mahalo!

Blogs for March 2017

Big Turnout for 2017 Maui Energy Conference

Posted on March 31, 2017
Big Turnout for 2017 Maui Energy Conference

The turnout for the Maui Energy Conference last week was just over 350 people. This is the highest level of attendance yet, in its four year history. Given Maui's position as a focal point in the development and application of renewable energy… Continue Reading

10th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival

Posted on March 24, 2017

The 10th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival is scheduled for April 1, 2017, just a couple of weeks away. Many prospective Maui home owners and new residents are showing an increasing interest in agriculture, including both professional and hobby-related pursuits. This festival is the perfect opportunity to inspire those interests,… Continue Reading

Maui Real Estate Market Report for February of 2017

Posted on March 17, 2017
Maui Real Estate Market Report for February of 2017

Maui home and condo prices rose in February, compared to the same month last year, according to a recent report by the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM). Sales remained steady. According to Terry Tolman, Executive Director of RAM, due to… Continue Reading

Monthly ARTwalk Event Presented by The Shops at Wailea

Posted on March 10, 2017
Monthly ARTwalk Event Presented by The Shops at Wailea

Maui's vibrant art scene has just gotten more interesting with the launch of ARTwalk at The Shops, presented by The Shops at Wailea, here in South Maui. Local and vacationing art lovers now have a social event where they can… Continue Reading

Kihei Oceanfront Home for Sale on Halama Street

Posted on March 03, 2017
Kihei Oceanfront Home for Sale on Halama Street

South Maui oceanfront homes are like the crown jewels of this part of the island. Only so many homes can be located adjacent to the water, especially when the glittering luxury hotels claim so much of that space. They choose their… Continue Reading

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