Grid Solar Supply

For a short time, MECO is processing Maui Customer Grid Supply Solar solar applications again, without the need for batteries.  This won’t last long! Right now, you have an opportunity to get your solar PV system pre-approved, and save you thousands of dollars, since you can do it without batteries. If you are even contemplating solar PV, you should submit an application now. This will keep your options open for the next 18 months. Pacific Energy does not charge an application processing fee, like almost all other solar companies. Contact Pacific Energy to submit an application within the next few weeks, to be sure you can take advantage of this opportunity. Please tell your clients, friends and family.
*Disclosure: The owner of Pacific Energy is related to the owners of Maui Luxury Real Estate.

Hospitals Need Workers

Maui County is encouraging applicants interested in employment to apply now. The three public hospitals in Maui County do not want the transition to Kaiser to hold those back whom may be searching for employment.  The transition to Kaiser will take place on July 1.

Over 93% of the employees at the three public hospitals have accepted jobs at Kaiser. Still in need are nurses, nurse aides, lab, physical and occupational therapists, and clerical positions. Those accepting employment now before the transition will begin accruing benefits.

To view the entire article via Maui News here.

 

Possible Usage For Sugar Fields

Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), general manager Rick Volner spoke at the Maui Energy Conference las week.  The main topic of his presentation was the possibility of new agriculture on the former sugar can plantations that are now fallow.

Some possibilities include biodiesel producing tree orchards, coffee and cacao cops, and livestock irrigated pastures. With agricultural land use decreasing due to development and fallow areas becoming difficult to reutilize, A&B realizes they face many challenges.

Rick Volner hopes that by diversifying the agriculture the state can reach its goal of food and fuel self-sufficiency.  More announcements are expected to be made in the near future.

To read this article in its entirety via the Maui News here.

Makena Project To Move Forward

Maui Planning Commission received just enough votes to move forward with the proposed Makena Resort Project.  The proposed 158 Unit project would include 88 multifamily units, 20 single family cottages, 26 single family customs lots, 10 vacation rentals, and a resort oriented 14 condos and commercial space.

The planning commission has been presented with alternative plans that would include affordable workforce housing in one of the buildings.  Other proposed alternatives would be moving larger structures inward and have smaller structures be road side.

To read this entire article, visit the Maui News website here.

For more information email us at Hansens@MauiReal Estate.Net of Maui Luxury Real Estate LLC, Wailea Town Center, Maui Hawaii.

Business Park In Pulehunui

Deportment of Land and Natural Resources is purposing a 285 acre business park on the old sugar lands of Pulehunui.  Proposed usage would include industrial, commercial, government, and nonprofit.

The formerly leased land is now back in the states hands. The hope is to generate longterm lease revenue that will support some of the Department of Land and Natural Resources other programs.  Those programs include wildlife, forestry, and parks to name a few.

This project is open to public review.  Comments on the project are due by April 7th.  To read this entire article, visit Maui News here.