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City Law Promotes Charging Stations

By Daniel Roberts, Vice President, Operations, Hawaii Pacific Solar As seen in Building Management Magazine, pp. 32&33, September 2020  Hawaii moved a step closer to 100 percent renewable energy with a recent Honolulu County law that requires new building...

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New Solar Options Available

As Hawaii continues down the path to get to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, Hawaiian Electric expects a large portion of this energy to be supplied from private sources like rooftop solar. The utility has therefore developed more programs to encourage the adoption of more solar.

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Financing Renewable Energy

There are many ways to finance your renewable energy project including cash, loans, leases, power purchase agreements (PPA), on-bill financing and others. But to get started, we strongly suggest getting an energy audit to determine how energy is currently being used and to evaluate which modifications could reduce usage.

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Choosing the Right Contractor

The article below appeared in the June issue of Building Management Magazine. In an industry as popular as the solar industry, there are multiple contractors. How do you choose the one who is right for you? Experience in the commercial-industrial space is...

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Take Steps Towards Energy Efficiency

Hawaii is a leader in both renewable energy generation via solar and wind and also in reducing demand by implementing policies and programs that encourage the adoption of energy efficiency measures. Public policy dictates that Hawaii must reach 40% renewable energy by...

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Take Advantage of Solar Tax Incentives Now

Take Advantage of Solar Tax Incentives Now

The time is now to consider adding PV to your home or business. Take advantage of the current tax incentives that can lower the actual cost by over 50%, secure an interconnection agreement with HECO before further changes in rules make it more difficult and while...

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Maui’s First Solar Farms Blessed

Maui’s First Solar Farms Blessed

Maui's first solar farms were blessed November 28 in separate ceremonies at the Lahaina and Kihei locations. The ceremonies were attended by officials from Kenyon Energy, Maui Electric, Kamehameha Schools, Haleakala Ranch, Bay4 Energy, in addition to community members...

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Hawaii Governor Signs Performance-Based Ratemaking Bill

Governor David Ige signed the Performance Based Ratemaking bill (also known as the Hawaii Ratepayer Protection Act) on April 24, which further aligns utility ratemaking processes with the state’s renewable energy goals. Hawaii will be the first state to have...

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