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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New HELCO solar credit programs featured

An article by Michael Brestovansky published today in Hawaii Tribune-Herald explains the two new solar incentive programs approved by the PUC earlier this month. ProVision president Marco Mangelsdorf weighs in on benefits and considerations each program introduces. Solar incentives recharged: New programs offer credit for exporting energy By MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY Hawaii Tribune-Herald Published October 30,…

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Hawaii is charting new territory with new solar credit programs

The Public Utilities Commission announced its decision to approve two new solar credit programs last week – the Smart Export program and the CGS+ program. While the Smart Export program was expected, the CGS+ program has Hawaii’s solar industry experts asking a lot of questions. The wholly unexpected CGS+ program, which succeeds the customer grid-supply…

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HD Wave Single Phase Inverters by Solar Edge

Introducing the HD Wave single phase inverter by Solar Edge. These inverters pair perfectly with Tesla Powerwall 2 AC, delivering record-breaking efficiency and high reliability to maximize the amount of energy delivered from your solar PV panels. Integrated arc fault protection and Auto-Rapid Shutdown protects your system. HD Wave features an extremely small footprint and…

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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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National Drive Electric Week 2017 at The Home Depot

The Big Island Electric Vehicle Association will be celebrating National Drive Electric Week in Hilo, on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This free event will be at The Home Depot (by the Garden Center). This is a great opportunity to learn about EVs from owners. You’ll hear about the benefits of EV ownership, get to see the…

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National Drive Electric Week 2017 at Kuhio Hale Farmers Market in Waimea

The Big Island Electric Vehicle Association will be celebrating National Drive Electric Week event in Waimea, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This free event will be at the Kuhio Hale Farmers Market, 64-752 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea. This is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, to learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences, and to…

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