Pacific Current, acquired Kaua‘i’s Port Allen Solar Facility in part to decrease the state’s dependence on the tourism industry. With the state of Hawai’i experiencing financial attrition from the coronavirus pandemic, creating a self-sustaining industry has become a focal point for the island, according to Scott Valentino, president of Pacific Current. Valentino said, “In pursuit of our goals, we are supporting a more resilient and sustainable Hawai’i , This also gives us an excellent opportunity to deepen our partnership with Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative.”