This is a recently begun Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) project with funding via the University of Hawai‘i, the US Department of Energy, and the Office of Naval Research. In addition to HNEI, project partners include other elements within the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM), Pacific Biodiesel Inc., and RealGreen Power. The project involves deployment and evaluation of WESS technology in a real-world context; master agreements defining site access, IP ownership, and technology licensing; shared costs between the host site/company and UHM; and the ability for UHM faculty to secure extramural funds targeting fundamental research and small business development.
The primary HNEI contact for this project is Michael Cooney. For more information concerning the project, see the Water, Energy and Soil Sustainability pdf document. For details on other related HNEI research activities, see the Bio-Renewable Resources, Energy Storage, and Hydrogen research areas of our website.