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Marco on Hawaii Public Radio The Conversation: February 20th, 2018

Featured on The Conversation: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 By Chris Vandercook, Catherine Cruz & Bill Dorman Big Island Solar Update Hawaii’s people use solar energy more, on a per capita basis than the people of any other state. Now that battery storage technology is advancing, it makes more sense than ever. Listen to audio:

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Big Island solar permits up 121% from last year

HJ Mai from Pacific Business News reports on soaring PV solar permits issued for January 2018 versus the same period last year. “The solar industry on Hawaii’s Big Island has had a successful start to 2018, with permit numbers soaring year-over-year in January. Last month, the County of Hawaii issued 102 permits for solar photovoltaic…

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How solar owners’ post-hurricane demand for batteries could impact utilities

Extreme weather is driving customers to solar-plus-storage as backup power, but they can use it to cut back on electricity use, too. An article on UtilityDive.com discusses the impact of the growing demand, and lowering costs, for solar-plus-storage solutions. Read the article: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-solar-owners-post-hurricane-demand-for-batteries-could-impact-utilitie/516806/  

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Why it is taking so long for power to be restored in Puerto Rico

PBS NewsHour report by  Special correspondent Monica Villamizar Four months after Hurricane Maria, about 450,000 of 1.5 million electricity customers in Puerto Rico still have no service. Blackouts regularly occur for hours at a time, even in San Juan. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar reports on the emergency efforts to restore power, and how some have…

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Big Island solar PV permits down 28% in 2017

Marco Mangelsdorf, president of ProVision Solar, is cited in an an article from Pacific Business News discussing the trends in the solar PV market on the Big Island. While Big Island PV permits were down 28%, it is much lower than the reduction seen on neighbor island solar PV permits. According to Marco, this is…

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Hawaii taxpayers claim close to $100M in solar tax credits

HJ Mai, Energy Reporter for Pacific Business News reports on the current tax numbers and the future of the renewable energy technologies tax credit in Hawaii. Hawaii taxpayers have claimed close to $100 million in tax credits in 2015, the latest year of data available in a new report from the state Department of Taxation.…

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Solar tax credits bring tangible long-term benefits to Hawaii

Half a billion dollars and counting. That’s about how much Hawaii tax filers claimed from 2012-2015 for the Renewable Energy Technologies Tax Credit (RETTC) with the vast majority of that sum being for solar energy systems, electric and thermal. In 2015, the most recent year the Department of Taxation has published data, 13,954 tax filers…

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ProVision Solar at the Design Thinking Bootcamp

We are always seeking ways to improve our approach to fulfilling our customer’s needs. ProVision Solar, Inc. Sales and Marketing Manager, Kim K. had the opportunity to attend the HICC Design Thinking Bootcamp on May 17 which focused on the Design Thinking process for problem-solving, innovation and thinking out of the box. Design Thinking is…

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