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Island Energy Inquiry - Teaching Science as Inquiry Professional Development (Kauai Lectures)

Solar energy resources - Bob Conti

Solar Energy Expert – Bob Conti, instructor and renewable energy/sustainability coordinator at Kauai Community College presents on the use of Solar power.

 

Kauai energy grid - Steven Rymsha, KIUC engineer

Steven Rymsha of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) presents about the current Kauai energy grid and plans for future use and renewable resources integration.

 

Energy conservation practices - Ray Mierta, KIUC engineer

Ray Mierta of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) presents about the current KIUC energy conservation programs. He talks about what consumers can do to reduce their energy consumption and subsequently their electrical bill.

 

Energy use in Hawaii: background & future predictions - Adam Asquith, UH Sea Grant Extension Agent and Extension Specialist

Adam Asquith, UH Sea Grant Extension Agent and Extension Specialist for Kauai Agricultural Research Station gives a historical perspective of energy use in Hawaii, and specifically on Kauai. He gives a world-view and talks about potential future scenarios for energy needs and use. At the conclusion of his presentation, Adam demonstrates the use of gasification of wood to produce clean, usable energy.