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HELCO to procure 60MW of solar power along with 240MWh of battery storage via new projects

“These large-scale solar and battery projects will accelerate our renewable energy drive at some of the lowest prices we’ve seen to date,” said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric senior vice president of business development and strategic planning. “With support from our communities, these projects will reduce our reliance on fossil fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

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HELCO offers variable electric rates to customers

The Hawaiian Electric Companies are offering an optional Time-of-Use rate program that will charge customers less for power used during the day – when solar energy production is highest – and more at night. Developed under the direction of the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission, these rates encourage customers to use electricity when solar power is […]

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Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project on Oahu

Hawaiian Electric Company has proposed a community solar pilot program in a filing with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. If the PUC approves the pilot, about 50 O‘ahu utility customers will have the opportunity to enjoy many benefits of solar without putting solar panels on their roofs. Participating customers will be able to significantly reduce […]

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Hawaiian Electric plans to triple rooftop solar power

As part of its transformation to deliver a more affordable, clean energy future for Hawai‘i, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are proposing a new program to increase rooftop solar in a way that’s safe, sustainable and fair for all customers.

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DBEDT seeks to make clean energy more accessible for Hawaii

The program will solidify Hawaii’s position as a national leader in a growing movement to develop clean energy financing solutions. GEMS is designed to help meet the state’s ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency goals by using public dollars to mobilize private-sector capital in a way that stimulates the growth of Hawaii’s clean energy economy.

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The Pohoiki PV Solar Farm in Puna. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Farming the sun in Pohoiki, Puna

A new farm was blessed Saturday (March 23) in Puna but unlike farms using the soil beneath our feet it harvests the power of the sun above our heads at the Pohoiki Photovoltaic Solar Farm.

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Sopogy, Inc., the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies, and MAI Development Co. Ltd., an established Thai conglomerate focusing on manufacturing, construction, real estate, energy and government services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of an six-megawatt solar power plant in Bau Yai, Nakorn Ratchasima Province to provide electricity to the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand (PEA) in 2012.

Sopogy signs on for development of six-megawatt solar plant in Thailand

Sopogy, Inc., the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies, and MAI Development Co. Ltd., an established Thai conglomerate focusing on manufacturing, construction, real estate, energy and government services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of an six-megawatt solar power plant in Bau Yai, Nakorn Ratchasima Province to provide […]

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Hawaii Energy, the state energy conservation and efficiency program, will be ending its $1,000 solar water heating incentive for cash purchased systems this Wednesday as funds have been exhausted.

Solar water heating $1,000 incentive ending Wednesday (May 25)

Hawaii Energy, the state energy conservation and efficiency program, will be ending its $1,000 solar water heating incentive for cash purchased systems this Wednesday as funds have been exhausted.

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Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) held its fourth annual Solar Regatta on May 14, 2011 at Hilo Intermediate School. This year, more than 200 fifth graders from eight schools participated in the event.

HELCO Solar Regatta held at Hilo Intermediate School

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) held its fourth annual Solar Regatta on May 14, 2011 at Hilo Intermediate School. This year, more than 200 fifth graders from eight schools participated in the event.

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Puna Sustainability Expo in Pahoa today

MEDIA RELEASE (Pahoa, Hawaii—May 4, 2009)—Puna people are adept at creating ways to live lighter on the land, reducing dependence on imported products and services and developing skills and techniques to ensure sustainability. The Puna Sustainability Expo, Saturday, May 9 in Pahoa, will display many skills and products at work in Puna today. Learn about: […]

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First solar panel project at UH-Hilo

First solar panel project at UH-Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo has turned on the first in a series of  PV (solar) panels designed to promote energy efficiency through greater use of renewable sources.   The solar panels are located on the building that houses UH-Hilo’s Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, in the area known as “Redwood City.” […]

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Deluge generator nearly ready at NELHA

MEDIA RELEASE The demand for change is getting louder and Deluge, Inc. is now poised to deliver a radical upgrade in mechanical engineering that will have far-reaching effects worldwide. The “Natural Energy Engine” developed by Deluge has gone from an inventor’s garage model to commercialization in Hawaii, where consumers pay four times the price for […]

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