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Unused wind farm raises decommissioning issues  

Credit:  by Sophie Cocke, Pacific Business News, www.bizjournals.com 29 April 2011 ~~

For nearly five years, 37 unused Mitsubishi wind turbines have languished on 91 acres of land off South Point road on the Big Island. Rusting and missing blades, they’ve been described by some as an eyesore, while some travel guides have listed them as a must-see destination.

As wind energy gains momentum throughout the Islands – plans call for roughly 175 wind turbines on Molokai and Lanai, and several dozen more on Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island – the abandoned Kamaoa wind farm has become the harbinger of an unwanted future for landowners and residents concerned about the

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Source:  by Sophie Cocke, Pacific Business News, www.bizjournals.com 29 April 2011

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