Located at Keāhole Point, just a mile south of the
AIRPORT, NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY (
) is a sprawling, 800-acre complex populated by entrepreneurs engaged in innovative technology and product development.
Here, the State of Hawai‘i is developing an array of renewable energy sources. Scientists explore geothermal energy (stored at the Earth’s core), wind power, hydrogen energy (pollution-free energy carriers) and various biomass energies (a renewable resource drawn from plant matter).
KEĀHOLE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (KCS) off ers tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tours begin at the Gateway Visitor Center (one of the fi rst platinum LEED-certifi ed buildings in the United States) and cover the history, purpose and operations at NELHA’s Hawai‘i Ocean and Science Technology Park (HOST).
For more details or to book a tour, go to kcshi.org or call 808-329- 8073.