Solar and wind account for 10% of US electrical generation

Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for nearly 20% of net domestic electrical generation during the first half of 2018 — narrowly surpassing that provided by nuclear power, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Each accounted for almost one-fifth of the nation’s electrical generation: renewables (including…

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Think Tech Hawaii: The Future of Energy in Hawaii

This week on Energy 808: The Cutting Edge, Marco, Jay, and Mina, discuss some to the top new energy developments in Hawaii. They’ll take a closer look at the potential for CBRE, the status of some projects on the horizon, as well as a discussion on the future of PGV. The hosts for this episode…

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WCA August town meeting to focus on residential photo voltaic: Possible way to reduce costs and carbon footprint

WAIMEA — The high cost of residential electricity continues to consume many throughout North Hawaii and the state. The current status of residential alternative energy opportunities, how they work, what the process includes, what individuals, families and businesses can do to minimize their electric bills or hedge future electric bills and ultimately reduce their carbon…

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PBN interview with Marco: Solar pioneer hopeful for Hawaii’s energy future

Marco Mangelsdorf is the president of Big Island-based solar company ProVision Solar Inc. Mangelsdorf, who has a Ph.D. from University of California, Davis, has been involved in the clean energy field since the late 1970s and joined ProVision in 2000. Only three years later, he and childhood friend Douglas Bath purchased the company from Hawaiian…

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ProVision at the Hilo Orchid Show

Come visit our booth at the Hilo Orchid Society Hilo Orchid Show, July 13-15. Our solar professionals will be on site to answer any of your questions about solar and battery storage. The Hilo Orchid Society will stage the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawai`i on July 13-15,…

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Slight increase in Hawaii County solar PV permits for June

A July 5 Pacific Business News article discuses the month to month trend in solar sales. Solar PV permits are up slightly for June 2018 vs the same time last year. County of Hawaii’s planning department issued building permits for 83 solar photovoltaic systems last month, compared to 78 in June 2017. Overall, Hawaii County…

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Star-Advertiser: Big Island solar permits issued almost triple

PV system permits issued in Hawaii County nearly tripled in May despite the Kilauea Volcano eruption and large-scale evacuations from the lower Puna area. According to Marco, 149 permits for solar electric systems were issued for May 2018, versus 55 permits issued in May 2017. An article in Honolulu Star-Advertiser discusses the progress of PV…

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Visit our booth at Solar Day at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

Join ProVision Solar in promoting Solar Technology and Innovation! Join us on Saturday, June 9th from 11:00 to 4:00 for Solar Day 2018 as we celebrate photovoltaics and show off the accomplishments of local and national high school project teams. A long-time PVSC tradition, the student groups applied for and received funding from the WCPEC…

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Marco on the Conversation: Volcano Impact on Solar Paneling

Should you also be concerned about the corrosive effects of volcanic ash, Pele’s hair and acid rain on things like your solar panels? Marco addresses such concerns on June 4th edition of Hawaii Public Radio’s The Conversation: https://cpa.ds.npr.org/khpr/audio/2018/06/CRUZ_MM060418.mp3

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