Hawaii is inviting companies to pilot their pre-commercial technologies at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park in Kailua-Kona. HOST is a model of sustainable development that allows companies to run their facilities on solar, use cold deep seawater to cool buildings and hold meetings at the LEED-Platinum Gateway building. HOST is interested in energy storage because it is also in the process of developing a microgrid for the campus. The project will be managed by the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) and is a partnership between the State and County of Hawaii, and Hawaii Electric Light Company. Read morehere.