Solar energy: Man is glad to have the self-supply system first

Nine months ago Anthony Aalto became Hawaii’s first customer self supply program participant after opting out of the NEM program. In this Star Advertiser article he discusses the costs, benefits and savings of having a self-supply system with Tesla Powerwall batteries. Nearly nine months after energizing his 28 solar panels and two batteries, Anthony Aalto…

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When People Power Meets Electricity On The Big Island

Originally posted to Honolulu Civil Beat on January 4, 2016 by Eric Pape: http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/01/when-people-power-meets-electricity-on-the-big-island/  NextEra Energy’s proposed takeover of Hawaii’s century-old utility has sparked a renewed effort to establish an electric utility co-op on Hawaii Island. At Hamakua Springs Country Farms on the Big Island earlier this year, rows of aging arched white awnings covered surprisingly barren soil…

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