Originally from Hilo, Hawaii Mr. Kimura began his energy career in the early 90’s in the Pacific Northwest working in the energy efficiency sector. In 1994 he founded Energy Industries which is today one of the largest private energy services company in the US. At EI he acquired Quantum Energy and Energy Distribution. In 1998 he established Energy Laboratories a technology incubator. In 2002 he created Sopogy a solar technology manufacturer. In 2004 he created Energy Smart News which was later sold to the Cleantech Network. In 2007 he created Keahole Solar Power a renewable energy developer and operator. Over his career his companies have raised over $100 million in financings and operate globally.
Darren has been recognized as the “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year”, SBA
“Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, Hawaii Home and Remodeling’s
Green Entrepreneur of the Year”, an EPA “Energy Pioneer”, PBN “Top 40 under Forty”, Hawaii Business Magazine “10 for Today” and received the “Honua Clean Energy Award” from the Blue Planet Foundation.