Hawaii Solar Electric

Trump’s 30% tariff on solar panel imports bad for Hawaii’s Solar Sector

A report from HJ Mai in Pacific Business News discusses the recent decision to impose tariffs on solar product imports and what impact it will have on Hawaii’s solar industry. President Trump recently approved recommendations to impose a 30% tariff on the import of solar cells and modules. The purpose of which is to “provide…

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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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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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Mahalo for choosing us!

We wish to send our very warm heartfelt thanks and Aloha to our solar Ohana. We really appreciate you choosing us as the #1 solar installer in East Hawaii. We built our reputation on 20 years of dedication to honest work and a clean energy economy. We do everything in our power to be the…

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The New Normal for Rooftop Solar in Hawaii?

As the state’s solar market contracts painfully, business leaders are wondering how they’ll survive. Read the full article by Marco Mangelsdorf on GreenTechMedia: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-new-normal-for-rooftop-solar-in-hawaii

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KIUC Rocks with Tesla

A video from CNN shows how Tesla batteries are in large scale use on Kauai Island to help power the KIUC grid. http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2017/04/14/tesla-solar-batteries-hawaii-kauai.cnnmoney

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Earn $$$ credits with the HELCO CGS program, open for a limited time!

Yesterday, HELCO formally announced that more space is available in the popular CGS (customer grid supply) program that gives you $$$ credit for power you send to the grid. Space is very limited so it is important to get your application in as soon as possible. The CGS program is open to Hawaii Island homeowners,…

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Emily Ebert Has been promoted to the position of General Manager at ProVision Solar

ProVision Solar has promoted Emily Ebert to General Manager. Emily has 13 years’ experience in the construction industry and she joined ProVision Solar in 2010. Emily’s leadership will be vital in ensuring the continued success of ProVision Solar in this competitive energy market. Emily Ebert has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mt. Vernon Nazarene…

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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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