Honolulu solar energy firm selected to test products at RIMPAC military exercise
Reporter- Pacific Business News
GreenPath Technologies Inc., a Honolulu-based solar energy firm, has been selected to take part in the Rim of the Pacific maritime security exercises that began last month by submitting its products for testing during the month-long events in and around the Islands.
The solar energy products, including an air conditioning system powered by solar, are part of RIMPAC’s Green Energy land-based exercises, the company said Thursday.
“Participating with RIMPAC’s authoritative military audience is a great opportunity to present our data testing,” said Jim Chaney, director of Research Development for GreenPath, in a statement. “It gives us much pleasure and a great sense of pride to know that we can locally develop a superior high-tech product that our troops here and abroad can effectively use.”
GreenPath also has recently been awarded several contracts through Hawaii Technology Development Venture for its research and development of energy efficient products regarding Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Native Hawaiian organization, which has the only non-glass photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Hawaii, has been selected to present its technology to several different military divisions, including the U.S. Army National Guard based in Guam, the Philippine Army 51st Brigade from Camp Aguinaldo and the U.S./Philippine Balikitan Field Exercises for the past four years.
Duane Shimogawa covers energy, real estate and economic development for Pacific Business News.