Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard is somewhat on the same page. He recently gave a talk at the Focus Green lecture series on Maui that touched on Hawai?i's drive to become a sustainable state, and that means lots of renewable energy. Martin suggested to the local audience that they turn clean energy generators into tourist destinations - who wouldn't want to see the Hawai'i wind farms? If you'd like to see the slides from the presentation and read more about the talk - which included mention of local high school student's EV conversions - check out the Tesla Founders blog.
[Source: Tesla Founders blog]