NEM

Now that the CGS program has closed, what comes next for solar in Hawaii?

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission filed Decision and Order 34924 on October 20, introducing two new solar programs for the Hawaii solar industry. Further details remain to be worked out and the utilities have 60 days to submit the proposed new tariffs and required forms to the PUC for their review and approval. There are…

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PUC rejects solar bid to lift cap on customer grid-supply option

By Duane Shimogawa – Reporter Pacific Business News Hawaii regulators have shot down a request by an alliance of solar energy industry trade groups to increase the cap on one of the options for installing rooftop solar that replaced net energy metering, according to public documents. Earlier this year, the solar groups, including Sunpower Corp.…

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PUC merges solar programs’ queues

By Kathryn Mykleseth The state Public Utilities Commission has opened up a possibility for solar customers to get credit on their electrical bills, but that depends on grandfathered customers of a more lucrative program forfeiting their place in line. The PUC said in an order issued Friday that new solar customers could enroll in the…

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