Living and Design Show 2020

Visit our booth at the Living and Design Show! Our friendly solar professionals are there to answer your questions and discuss your energy needs. Booth D4

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2020 Women In Agriculture Conference

“Healthy Farms” “HEALTHY FARMS” is the theme for the eighth annual Women in Agriculture Conference. Experience an engaging, interactive day full of inspiration, learning and networking with other women farmers. This is a one-day event held simultaneously at sites throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Hawaii. Solar energy plays an important part in commercial agriculture, PVS…

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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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Shake up HEI, for sake of isles’ energy future

By Marco Mangelsdorf Nearly 20 years ago, I moved to Hawaii to accept a job as a founding member of Hawaiian Electric Industries’ spin-off, solar electric-focused ProVision Technologies. I was then, and still am now, very grateful to have been hired by ProVision as well as having the opportunity to buy the company from HEI…

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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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October Solar Sale

October 1st – 31st: Save $ on a New Solar PV System Order a new solar PV system during the month of October and save! For systems with or w/o Tesla Powerwall. Minimum purchase necessary. Does not apply to Powerwall additions or components-only sales. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!

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