Kahewa Wind Farm
High above the majestic shores of Ma‘alaea on Maui, Kaheawa Wind I (“KWPI”) has been in operation since June 2006 and was the first wind project built by First Wind. The 30 megawatt (MW) facility is capable of producing enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 11,000 homes annually, or 9% of Maui’s annual electrical demand. Adjacent to the first phase, Kaheawa Wind II (“KWPII”) began operating in July 2012. The 21 MW project is, capable of powering the equivalent of 7,700 Maui homes annually, or 5% of Maui’s electrical demand.
We went to the top of a mountain and continued working for the local people by removing invasive fireweed. We were forced to eat only veggies since Mike didn’t allow us to buy any meat except burgers yesterday. The view on the mountain was really beautiful, that made me miss Long Island even more. In the afternoon, we switched to a new campsite. My phone was finally charged and we have hot water for showers. Even better, we don’t have to pee and poop in a dirty box anymore.