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PHOTOS: Wind Turbines
on Maui Roads

Posted 01:06 PM HST, January 15, 2012

Wind turbine transport in front of Sugar Beach in north Kihei will travel to the wind farm on the mountain seen in the background. Photo by Todd Vines.

By Sonia Isotov

Images of the first transport of wind turbines and tower componets by First Winds to the Kaheawa wind farm above Maalaea are now available.

The transport route begins at the Kihei Tech Park and proceeded west on Pi‘ilani Highway; continuing west on North Kihei Road to Honoapi‘ilani Highway to the project site.

Deliveries will be made between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and are expected to continue until mid-March.

An over-sized truck and trailer transport system, as seen in this photo at the Kihei base yard, will carry wind turbines and tower components from Kihei Tech Park to Maalaea wind farm. Courtesy of Todd Vines.

Total transport time for each component is expected to be about 20 minutes and no extended road closures are anticipated.

Drivers are asked to exercise caution when encountering the oversized trailers. Friday’s delivery had a police escort, as will all deliveries.



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  • Karen Chun

    Cool picture.  Amazing how some projects do wind right (Kaheawa) and some projects are just greenwashed scams to rip of the ratepayers (Big Wind on Lana’i and Moloka’i)

  • Hawaiiansupaman

    Agree.  They need a decent return on their investment. 

    The best way for the rest of us is to conserve or reduce our energy consumption and install our own system. 

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