Sugar Hill Farmstead is a 10-acre farm in Hilo, HI, that produces pastured meats and eggs, raw honey, and organic bananas. Their livestock supplies the only meat CSA available on the Big Island. The bananas are sold to a local smoothie shop or dehydrated and sold at another farm store.
They received a $4,351 grant to purchase two windmills and expand their solar-power system, decreasing their reliance on generators and further reducing their fossil fuel consumption. After some research they opted to purchase one larger turbine. Co-owner Brittany Anderson told us that the project was a success. She said, “The wind turbine is generating ample energy. We have not had to use the generator since the installation.”