University of Hawaii Sustainable Lecture Series

Darren Kimura discusses some of the renewable energy technologies being explored here in Hawaii, local prospects for green jobs, and how we can each make simple changes to reduce our energy consumption.

DARREN KIMURA is the President and CEO of Sopogy, Inc., a company that developed a new way to concentrate solar power to create electricity. Kimura, originally from Hilo, began his career in renewables and efficiency in 1992 working as an EPA Green Light Surveyor. He went on to found Hawaii’s own national energy company “Energy Industries” in 1994. Over his career he created numerous companies, created hundreds of green collar jobs and traveled the world presenting energy savings tips for consumers and businesses.


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