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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Maui County Hits Limit for Solar Rooftop that Sends Power to the Grid

Maui County Hits Limit for Solar Rooftop that Sends Power to the Grid

The Honolulu Star Advertiser wrote that after this week, Maui Electric said it will not approve any new rooftop solar systems on Maui, Lanai or Molokai that send power to the grid. Maui residents who want to install new system will have to buy batteries to hold excess power. They can still draw power from […]

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Jonathan Merage Foundation & Hawaii Pacific Solar Help Hawaii Nature Center Go Solar

Jonathan Merage Foundation & Hawaii Pacific Solar Help Hawaii Nature Center Go Solar

HAWAII NATURE CENTER’S IAO VALLEY TO GET SOLAR POWER PANELS FROM THE JONATHAN MERAGE FOUNDATION Iao Valley, the Hawaii Nature Center’s (HNC) program facility on Maui, will soon have solar power thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Jonathan Merage Foundation and discounted photovoltaic (PV) installation by Maui-based Hawaii Pacific Solar. “This grant has a […]

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on TWO MAUI SOLAR FARMS GET CONDITIONAL PUC APPROVAL

TWO MAUI SOLAR FARMS GET CONDITIONAL PUC APPROVAL

Hawaii regulators have conditionally approved the power purchase agreement between Maui Electric Co. and Lahaina-based Kuia Solar LLC and South Maui Renewables Resources. Kuia Solar plans to build a 2.87-megawatt project in Lahaina near Lahainaluna High School. South Maui Renewables Resources plans to build the 2.87-megawatt project near the Maui Research and Technology Park in […]

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Tesla Energy and Sonnenbatterie at Maui Energy Conference

Tesla Energy and Sonnenbatterie at Maui Energy Conference

The Maui Energy Conference at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center from March 16-18 will feature two industry leaders, Tesla Energy from the U.S. and Sonnenbatterie from Germany.  It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about how storage fits into the picture of getting to 100 percent renewables. Check out http://mauienergyconference.com/  

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Federal tax credit for Solar Extended for Five Years

Federal tax credit for Solar Extended for Five Years

Just a reminder: The federal tax credit for solar and wind was extended for five years! The investment tax credit provides a tax credit of 30 percent of the value of solar projects. Under the new scheme, the 30 percent solar tax credit will extend through 2019 and then decline gradually to 10 percent in […]

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Golf Tournament Raises $42,000 for Melanoma Research

Golf Tournament Raises $42,000 for Melanoma Research

The 7th annual No Shenanigans golf tournament raised $42,000 to support California Pacific Medical Center (CMPC) Research Institute Clinical Trials. The annual golf tournament is held in memory of Nathan Bloom, son of Hawaii Pacific Solar’s Robert Bloom. To date, the golf tournament has raised $298,265  to support CMPC melanoma research http://www.cpmc.org/professionals/research/trials/oncologymelanoma.html and for education in […]

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Happy Holidays and Success, Health & Happiness in 2016

Happy Holidays and Success, Health & Happiness in 2016

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Three More Oahu Schools Harness the Sun’s Power

Three More Oahu Schools Harness the Sun’s Power

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has installed photovoltaic (PV) systems at three additional Oahu public schools: Waianae Elementary, Waianae Intermediate and Leihoku Elementary. Each of these Department of Education schools is estimated to save from $600,000 to $745,000 over the 20-year life of the system. “We are encouraged by Hawaiian Electric Company’s movement on its agreements so […]

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Hawaii Pacific Solar Installs PV System at Waianae Intermediate

Hawaii Pacific Solar Installs PV System at Waianae Intermediate

Check out this video of the new PV installation at Waianae Intermediate. https://youtu.be/8YHslU72DyM  

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Featured Articles | Comments Off on Solar Energy in US Poised for Record Year

Solar Energy in US Poised for Record Year

According to an article written by Chris Mooney, published in The Washington Post, the U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015, according to a new report that finds that solar photovoltaic installations now exceed 20 gigawatts in capacity and could surpass an unprecedented 7 gigawatts this year alone across all segments. A gigawatt is equivalent […]

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