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Big Island solar permits up 121% from last year

HJ Mai from Pacific Business News reports on soaring PV solar permits issued for January 2018 versus the same period last year. “The solar industry on Hawaii’s Big Island has had a successful start to 2018, with permit numbers soaring year-over-year in January. Last month, the County of Hawaii issued 102 permits for solar photovoltaic…

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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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