Waianae: 'Kaupuni' development to use new energy technology

WAIANAE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here at home, a new and unique Oahu community is combining Native Hawaiian traditions with new energy technology.

The 19-unit "Kaupuni" development in Waianae valley was created by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands.

Three and four bedroom homes have solar water heaters and photo-voltaic roof panels.

Residents pay no electricity costs.

Homes go for up to $260,000, but the community is already sold out and residents move in, in December.

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