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Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

By CALEB JONES
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - High above the bustling city of Honolulu, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.

The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It's not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.

The difference is that this solar-powered home is completely energy independent.

Homeowner Henk Rogers, 61, hopes the technology he is using in his home can help make other homes across Hawaii - and the world - energy independent as well.

Rogers will announce his new company, Blue Planet Energy Systems, on Monday.

He says that the blue Ion system uses Sony lithium iron phosphate batteries, which can last for 20 years and do not require cooling.

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