Solar energy: Man is glad to have the self-supply system first

Nine months ago Anthony Aalto became Hawaii’s first customer self supply program participant after opting out of the NEM program. In this Star Advertiser article he discusses the costs, benefits and savings of having a self-supply system with Tesla Powerwall batteries. Nearly nine months after energizing his 28 solar panels and two batteries, Anthony Aalto…

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Hawaiian Electric rate hike proposal seeks 7% increase

By Duane Shimogawa Reporter Pacific Business News Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing to raise rates by nearly 7 percent, which would be the first increase in base rates on Oahu in nearly six years, the utility said Friday. Pacific Business News broke the story about the proposal from Hawaiian Electric Co., a subsidiary of Hawaiian…

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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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The First Solar Powered Movie Theater in Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii—December 2016 It’s about time! The Palace Theater, built in downtown Hilo, Hawai’i in 1925, is one of the more prominent public buildings constructed in the early 20th century. By setting the stage with a “reduce, then produce” theme, the historic theater has undergone extensive energy efficiency upgrades and is now going solar electric.…

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Interest in Next Wave of Solar Power Rising

HONOLULU, Nov. 3, 2016 – Applications for the next generation of private rooftop solar energy systems have surged in recent weeks, showing growing customer interest in the program and this new technology. As of Nov. 1, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaiʻi Electric Light Company received 234 Customer Self-Supply applications, up from approximately 50 applications…

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KIUC 13 MW Battery Currently Being Manufactured by Tesla Energy

Tesla Energy announced yesterday that the utility scale battery for KIUC is being built for deployment later this year.  Tesla Powerpack will be the second largest lithium ion battery storage installation in the world once completed. Click Here to read the press release from Tesla. For residential battery options, checkout Powerwall. ProVision Solar is a certified Tesla…

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CGS Subscription Status – Closed!

The limit for Big Island solar systems that send power to the grid has been reached. If you have a NEM or Net Energy Metering agreement you are allowed to store energy on the grid.  If you have not installed your NEM system and need help, call us and we will see what we can…

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PUC approves Customer Self Supply

A new kind of rooftop solar system that enables households to generate their own electricity and to potentially store energy for use after the sun goes down has now been approved by the Hawaiian Electric Companies and can now be installed on Big Island homes. The systems are being developed specifically for the Hawaii market…

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CGS Subscription Status – Urgent!

Big Island customers who want solar still have options even as the capacity limit for rooftop solar systems that send excess power to the Hawaii Island grid is almost reached.

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