Marco Mangelsdorf

Marco Mangelsdorf has been in the renewable energy field for nearly four decades years and is president of ProVision Solar, a Hilo-based solar company designing and installing PV projects across the islands since 2000.
He has taught energy politics at UH Hilo and the University of California and is a director and secretary of the Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative which seeks to convert the Big Island’s electric utility to a coop.

Don’t Mess With Renewable Energy Tax Credits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Mess With Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Thanks to government help, Hawaii has the highest per capita number of solar thermal and electric systems in the U.S.

The New Normal Of The State Of Solar In Hawaii

Major players in the PV industry are disappearing and sales are dropping.

Alternate Realities: The State Of Solar Power In Hawaii Jon Callas/Flickr.com

Alternate Realities: The State Of Solar Power In Hawaii

As our political leaders promise a conversion to renewable energy, the state of solar power is in deep decline.

Whatever The Outcome of NextEra/HEI Deal, HIEC Is Ready Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Whatever The Outcome of NextEra/HEI Deal, HIEC Is Ready

Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative's vision for a locally based utility would make bringing down rates and integrating cost-effective renewables its top two priorities.
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.
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.