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.
The Hawaii Electric Light Customer Grid-Supply program is approaching the 5-megawatt capacity limit set by the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for Hawaii Island. As of August, the capacity of approved systems under the grid-supply program totals over four megawatts. There is still time to get into the CGS program so contact us right away to get your paperwork going!
If you miss the CGS cap you will still be able to buy rooftop systems that don’t export to the grid but still offset a substantial part of your electric bill. Under a Customer Self-Supply option, households are able to generate their own electricity and potentially store energy for use after the sun goes down. The Public Utilities Commission created the self-supply program as an alternative to the grid-supply program. Contact us to find out more about your solar power options.