Energy from the sun is a great way to reduce your monthly electric utility bill, while reducing the amount of fossil fuel-based electricity you consume in the process – helping to increase your energy independence. Solar energy is commonly used in two ways:
- to heat water using a Solar Thermal Hot Water System
- to produce electricity via a Photovoltaic, or “PV”, System
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism – The Director of DBEDT serves as Hawai’i’s statewide Energy Resources Coordinator. The Strategic Industries Division supports the Energy Resources Coordinator and serves as the Hawai’i State Energy Office.
Hawaii Solar Energy Association – The HSEA is comprised of installers, distributors, manufacturers, auditors, and financiers of solar water heating and photovoltaic systems.
State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission – Residential Solar Water Heating Systems Standards.
Hawaii Energy – Hawaii Energy is the state energy conservation and efficiency program implemented to help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on foreign oil.
Hawaii Electric Company – HECO serves the electric needs of the island of Oahu.
Hawaii Electric Light Company – HELCO serves the electric needs of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Maui Electric Company – MECO serves the electric needs of the island of Maui.
Solar World – SolarWorld’s Sunmodule solar panels are designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality, performance and durability.
Sun Earth – Manufactures industry standard solar water heating collectors and systems for residential and commercial applications.
Enphase Energy – Enphase Microinverters are designed for residential and commercial grid-tied solar applications.
Introduction to Enphase next-generation M215 microinverter: