As a result of technological advances coupled with the nation’s highest cost of electricity and generous federal and state tax incentives, the deployment of renewable energy generation systems is growing throughout the State of Hawai‘i, and within the Pacific region.

SOEST conducts resource assessments, testing of commercial and nascent solar, wind, and ocean energy technologies, performs environmental resource monitoring, and works with local utilities and commercial partners across the globe to safely and effectively integrate those renewable energy systems onto existing island-scale electric grids.