Off-Grid on the Gold Coast: Ainamalu at Waikoloa Homes Start at $725K

March 21, 2017||Big Island Communities: Districts & Subdivisions, Big Island Communities: News, Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


Developer Brian Anderson's JPL LLC has partnered with Koloa Energy and Henk Rogers' Blue Planet Energy to build an off-grid system to power the new 252-acre Ainamalu subdivision at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii's Big Island.

March 2, 2017||CRC Listings: Residential, Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


Homestead with a View: Sustainable Living on Hawaii Island 

This Upper Kaiwiki Road homestead offers the perfect opportunity to live a sustainable, green island lifestyle. It is sited to take full advantage of the sunlight, rainfall and tropical breezes found in East Hawaii, minimizing dependency on "the grid." Read More 

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September 18, 2015||Legislative Updates: State of Hawaii, Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


Hawaii Leading the Nation in Renewable Energy Use 

Hawaii's Energy Challenges As the most geographically isolated island chain on the planet, Hawaii is the most fossil-fuel dependent state in the country. More than 40 million barrels of oil are imported into Hawaii every year just to meet our energy production needs. Regardless of which island they live on, Hawaii residents pay substantially more for utilities such as electricity as well as gasoline. Although kilowatt rates vary by island, Hawaii residents on average pay 30.84 cents per kilowatt, nearly three times the average U.S. mainland cost of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour. However, Hawaii is also blessed with abundant opportunities for using renewable clean energy given our year-round sunshine, trade winds, geothermal activity, and other natural resources. In fact, many Hawaii Island residents live “off grid”, meaning all their energy and water are supplied from renewable energy, including water catchment, solar... Read More 

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January 17, 2015||CRC Listings: Residential, Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


NEW ON THE MARKET: 121 Properties Listed for Sale on the Big Island This Week 

For the week of January 9-15 there were 121 new properties listed for sale on the Big Island of Hawaii. By property type, the break down is: 61 homes, 15 condos, and 45 parcels of land. Papaaloa Homesteads – MLS 279974 One notable new listing on the market this week is MLS 279974, a modest 1,128 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath residence with an ocean view on 14.09 acres on the Hamakua Coast. The property has several varieties of bamboo, over 60 mature fruit trees and an incredible waterfall view. Live off the grid and with the ʻāina. Call listing agents Linda West, RB or Christine Makaweo, RB to view this great property. To see all the most recent Big Island listings, please use the links below. For the latest listings on the Big Island: View all Big Island homes listed for sale within the last 5 days or 10 days View all Big Island condos listed for sale within the last 5 days or 10... Read More 

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August 6, 2014||Sustainability and Off-Grid Living


Sustainable Land Clearing: Grazin' in the Grass with Goat Dozers 

Big Island Goat Dozers: Green and Efficient Land Clearing If you are looking for a sustainable alternative for land clearing, here's the ticket! On a recent walk through my neighborhood, Puu Lani Ranch, I noticed some new temporary residents had moved in. The Big Island Goat Dozers were hard at work, in fact their slogan is "Will Work for Food." I stopped and spoke to the business owner Chris, who explained that he delivers the herd of goats (and "Patron," a Kona Nightingale guardian donkey), sets up portable electric fencing and checks the herd daily to monitor progress. Their web site www.goatdozers.com explains the advantages of this green and efficient method of clearing: the brush is converted to organic fertilizer, goats can more easily clear difficult terrain with little negative impact and they are quieter than machinery. The added bonus, as you can see from the photos:  they are cute and lovable! Read More 

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