Solar Energy In Hawaii

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Solar Energy In Hawaii
HECO Seeks to Make Rooftop Solar More Common, Less Lucrative Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HECO Seeks to Make Rooftop Solar More Common, Less Lucrative

Hawaiian Electric Co. says it can accommodate a lot more solar on its grids, but it hopes to slash by half what it pays customers for their rooftop solar.
After Solar Power’s Roller Coaster Ride in Hawaii — What’s Next? ProVision Solar

After Solar Power’s Roller Coaster Ride in Hawaii — What’s Next?

The spread of photovoltaic energy in Hawaii hit some speed bumps in 2014. Here is what to expect in the coming year.
New Solar Projects Projected to Increase Oahu Electricity Bills Doug Murray/FPL

New Solar Projects Projected to Increase Oahu Electricity Bills

Hawaii's plans to ship in natural gas could make solar contracts less attractive. Meanwhile, Hawaii solar prices remain much higher than on the mainland.
Storage Is Key to Hawaii’s Energy Independence Courtesy: Island Pacific Energy

Storage Is Key to Hawaii’s Energy Independence

But HECO has been slow to move forward, preventing residents from reducing their monthly utility bills.
Solar Darkness — Is Hawaii Trapped in a Grim HECO Fairy Tale? ProVision Solar

Solar Darkness — Is Hawaii Trapped in a Grim HECO Fairy Tale?

When it comes to those who envision a solar future for Hawaii, there are demolitionists, dreamers and pragmatists.
HECO Executives Take Heat from Lawmakers, Solar Industry Sophie Cocke/ Civil Beat

HECO Executives Take Heat from Lawmakers, Solar Industry

Oahu's solar industry has declined sharply since last year as HECO struggles to integrate more of the energy into its grids.
HECO Warns Customers To Disconnect Rogue Solar Systems Blue Planet Foundation

HECO Warns Customers To Disconnect Rogue Solar Systems

Hawaiian Electric Co. is warning customers on Oahu who have hooked up solar systems to its grid without the utility’s approval…
HECO Plans Promise Cleaner Energy at Lower Costs by 2030 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HECO Plans Promise Cleaner Energy at Lower Costs by 2030

Power companies submit their plans to the state Public Utilities Commission, which had rejected earlier versions.

Dark Weather Continues for Hawaii’s Solar Industry

The solar industry has cooled off fast. What is the best way forward?

A Solar Discussion Must Start With Facts

Setting the record straight on some recent criticisms of Hawaiian Electric.

Solar Power to the People

House Bill 1943 would force HECO to develop a long overdue modern electric grid and reduce energy costs.
PV on Oahu: 2013 in Review ProVision Solar

PV on Oahu: 2013 in Review

Drop in new solar customers worries companies hoping to ride the renewable energy wave.