Although Hawaii is one of the sunniest spots in the US, there are still plenty of empty island rooftops that could be harvesting clean, free solar energy to power the home or business. Featuring all of the rooftop solar information you need to know, the following article gives you state and national data on solar installations, […]
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Visitors know the Hawaiian islands for many things: ample sunshine, beautiful beaches, and friendly people. Residents know these things as well, but also are all too aware of high electricity prices, and an aging electrical grid dependent on foreign oil. LED lighting retrofits are an easy and affordable solution to Hawaii’s energy costs.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]
Economic theory says that once 15% of people adopt an innovation, it will quickly be accepted by 60% of people. 17% of Hawaiian homes have rooftop solar today. Does that mean explosive growth is right around the corner?
Sunlight, as we all know very well, is completely free, so it doesn’t make much sense for a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean to continue importing expensive oil when there is ample, free sunlight. “With fantastic solar insolation and high electricity prices due to a dependence on imported energy, Hawaii is an ideal […]
The Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative in Hawai’i has signed a PPA with SolarCity for a dispatchable solar PV storage system. The Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) signed the power purchase agreement (PPA) with SolarCity earlier this month, to provide electricity from the first dispatchable solar PV system in the US — a utility-scale solar array and connected […]
In 2006, Henk Rodgers had a near-death experience. With a second chance and a fresh outlook on life, he decided to make the most of it. He then committed to making his home state of Hawaii, the state with some of the highest energy costs in the nation, energy independent. It was all a matter […]
Solar power costs have come down so much in recent years that going solar is a no-brainer money-maker for millions of people. That increasingly includes low- and moderate-income people as well as rich people. Affordable solar power seems as abundant and as popular as ice cream these days. However, there’s no denying it: rich people have […]
Update: Solar Impulse 2 Has Been Diverted to Nagoya Japan (Video) Originally published on Planetsave.com “It’s going to be the moment of truth,” said Andre Borschberg, the solar airplane pilot ready for the flight of his life. “We’ve done a lot of tests, but we’ve never done this…I’ll tell you, the engineers are quite nervous.” Testing […]
The outdoor gear and apparel company Patagonia will spend thirteen million dollars to help 1,000 homes in Hawaii get solar panels. Hawaii imports a great deal of oil to burn to generate electricity and electricity costs are very high. The solar panels aren’t only coming from Patagonia. Kina’ole Capital Partners and a Hawaiian bank are […]