Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Aloha ʻĀina: Kahuku (Wind turbines)

Current land and water issues in Hawaiʻi with focus on ʻEwa and Waiʻanae moku

Kū Kiaʻi Kahuku

SUMMARY: AES Nā Pua Makani North Shore Wind Farm is attempting to erect eight wind turbines in Kahuku. These turbines are much taller and closer to homes than the existing wind turbines. Community members and activists oppose this project for various reasons such as physical health problems and the endangered ʻōpeʻapeʻa or Hawaiian hoary bat. As of January 2020, AES has installed the wind turbies.


Hawaiian hoary bat
Source: U.S. Geological Survey


News articles

Source: KITV4 News

Related books and media @ UHWO Library

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Use the library catalog to find books about wind energy and Kahuku. Example subject headings:

Selected databases from the UHWO Library

Access to these databases are limited to UHWO students, faculty, and staff.

The issue of wind turbines in Kahuku is too current so you will most likely not find "scholarly" or peer-reviewed articles about that topic specifically. Instead, try searching for the keywords, wind turbines + (benefits, environmental impacts health, etc.).