ProVision Solar an honoree for PBN’s 2020 Fastest 50

ProVision Solar has been chosen by the Pacific Business News as one of Hawaii’s fastest growing companies.  “It’s a testament to the entire team of ProVision and our caring service to our ohana of clients that we’re in this category of locally-owned and –operated businesses,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Kim Keahiolalo. Learn more at…

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UtilityDive: Hawaii groups see role for DERs in economic recovery from COVID-19

Dive Brief: Distributed energy resource (DER) groups in Hawaii want the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to help expedite bottlenecks in interconnection processes as part of a broader strategy to bolster economic recovery from the turmoil caused by COVID-19. DERs will be a “critical contributor” to building Hawaii’s economic resilience and recovery from the pandemic…

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Sun shines for solar PV, despite tax credit step-down

Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that solar installations in Hawaii are strong and growing despite the Federal tax credit step-down enacted on January 1st 2020, reducing the ITC from 30% to 26%. With energy prices in the Hawaiian Islands continuing to climb, rooftop solar makes sense for homeowners and businesses. 74% of systems are opting for…

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The Conversation: Solar Energy

Marco featured on Hawaii Public Radio’s The Conversation. Call in show discussing solar energy in Hawaii. Guests include: Melissa Miyashiro, managing director of strategy and policy at Blue Planet Foundation and who serves on the state’s Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force. William Giese, executive director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association. Giese’s work focuses on…

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Tesla: A home, an office and two Teslas powered by the sun 24/7

After recent fires and rolling utility outages, Sonoma, CA residents Richard and Amy Schuh decided to take control of their home power system and black-out proof their home. They gave each other Powerwalls as presents and are now reliably living off the sun. The sun powers their home, charges their two Tesla vehicles and fills…

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How a lithium-ion battery works

A short video from Washington Post describing how lithium-ion batteries work. The first electric battery was invented in 1800 and most batteries built since have basically worked the same way. What makes lithium-ion batteries different are the materials that make it lighter, rechargeable and longer-lasting. 

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Civil Beat: Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution?

In an article on Civil Beat, Nathan Eagle and Noelle Swan investigate Hawaii’s renewable energy revolution. Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil-free future. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S. Read the…

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