It was a first of it's kind technology - that went up in smoke.
Seven months after they started spinning, the Kahuku wind mills stopped because of a fire.
The fact that they're sitting idle is having an ripple effect that reaches your electric bill.
For seven months they were spinning in the wind.
"First seven months of operation it put about 52k megawatts of energy into the system," said Hawaiian Electric Company spokesperson Darren Pai.
A productive project - capable of powering 7,800 homes.