• Kent R. Smith

    By ADMIN October 5, 2016
    Kent R. Smith has been actively involved in the development of renewable energy projects in Hawai'i since 2001. He is the co‐founder of Makani Nui Associates, LLC (MNA) (Maui’s first utility scale wind farm) and is the principal owner of Haleakala Energy Associates, LLC (HEA). Mr. Smith also has holdings with No Ka Oi Energy, LLC and is actively involved in the development of two solar farms, South Maui Renewable Resources (2.87 Megawatts) and Ku’ia Solar (2.87 Megawatts). Kent’s involv read more
  • Hilton H. Unemori

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    Hilton Hiroshi Unemori was born and raised on Maui. He grew up in a close-knit family, with strong roots to the land and the community. Mr. Unemori attended the University of Notre Dame where he pursued a degree in electrical engineering. He worked at Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. and Avco Everett Research Labs as a data analyst engineer, and Fuku Construction, Inc. as a project engineer and operations manager. In 1976 he along with two partners founded ECM, Inc., an electrical engineering co read more
  • Russell T. Yamane

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    Russell Yamane graduated from the University of Hawai'i in 1977 and obtained his Certified Public Accountant license in 1978. He moved to Maui in 1980 and worked for Coopers & Lybrand for twenty years on both Oahu and Maui. He became a partner in 1993. In 1997 he purchased the Maui office of Coopers & Lybrand. The business is now named Russell Yamane & Associates CPAs, Inc . Mr. Yamane has been integral in the success for many renewable energy firms throughout the islands, including the success read more
  • Emily S. Erickson

    By ADMIN November 7, 2016
    Emily Erickson has worked diligently on Maui to support the growing efforts of the renewable energy movement, with a specific expertise in the solar industry. Before joining Hawaii Energy Strategists as the Renewable Energy Director, she was Director of Operations for Maui Solar Project. Previous to that she served as Director of Marketing at the University of Hawaii Maui College, where she was made keenly aware of the challenges our community faces in being a small island chain in the middle of read more
  • Glenn K. Yamasaki

    By ADMIN January 7, 2019
    No Ka Oi Energy, LLC (NKO) is an Energy Development Company specializing in comprehensive energy management, efficiency, and conservation measures for clients. NKO, develops (as an independent power producer) utility grade renewable energy projects and was founded by Kent Smith and Hilton Unemori. Glenn was appointed President of NKO in 2014. Previously Glenn was the Regional Vice President of Bank of Hawaii in Private Client Wealth Management Services and brings 28 years of experience in financ read more