Kama'aina Solar Solutions just finished the commercial Solar PV flashing installation at the ILWU in Wailuku, Maui! (275) LG285w solar PV panels will be installed later this week for a total sysem size of 78.38kW! Kama'aina Solar Solutions would like to thank the Maui ILWU for choosing us as your Hawaii PV Solar provider!

Great work to the Kamaaina Solar Solutions crew on Maui this week, as they finish up the Solar PV racking installation at the ILWU in Wailuku, Maui! (275) LG285w solar PV panels will be installed later this month for a total sysem size of 78.38kW! Kama'aina Solar Solutions would like to thank the Maui ILWU for choosing us as your Hawaii PV Solar provider!

Solar PV panels in Hawaii have gone from being an the occasional roof to an ubiquitous, everywhere you turn common sight. Hawaii property owners, fed up with skyrocketing utility rates took to PV solar like an energy life raft.

Original article at KHON2

Just about everyone is going to see their next electricity bill rise and, according to the companies with Hawaiian Electric, a drop in electricity sales over the past year is part of the reason why.

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Hawaii Solar: Energy Solution or Energy Nuisance?

Hawaii has experienced unprecedented solar PV growth that had not shown signs of slowing down until the end of 2013. Installing solar on your Hawaii property is still an excellent investment and the best way to dramatically reduce your utility bill; however, with the HECO permitting process slowed down, there are some additional items to consider before installing PV solar on your home.

By Mj Thiel

According to a recent poll, over 94% of Hawaii homeowners want more solar capacity on Hawaii rooftops. Rising energy rates have helped to fuel property owners desire to take control of their utility bills—making Hawaii a national solar energy bright spot.

Many people confuse micro-inverters with power optimizers. Although they have similar features, there are significant differences that need to be pointed out.

In a welcome sign, HECO appears to be allowing more solar PV systems in medium saturation neighborhoods, the Star Advertiser reports (read Hawaii pv news article at blue planet foundation).

On April 28th, the Public Utilities Commission rejected HECO's clean energy transition plan because it failed to serve the public interest. The PUC gave HECO 120 days to come up with a better plan to lower rates and increase access to rooftop solar. The deadline is up next Tuesday.