Wednesday, January 13, 2010

UPDATED INFO REGARDING $1,000 REBATE REDUCTION


Just received this from Hawaii Energy today. It clarifies that the sale date for a new system needs to be before 02/01/2010 in order to qualify for the $1,000 incentive. Take a look by clicking on the image.

Friday, January 8, 2010

HERE'S A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION YOU WON'T MIND KEEPING!


Why continue to pay unnecessarily high electric bills? One of our customers in Waikele installed a PV system this past July and he "zeroed out!" Basically paying just the minimum charge for having electric service, he's running his electric account with a credit balance and doesn't have to pay! You can do the same! Call us today for your free customized evaluation!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

$200 FOR EACH REFERRAL - FEB ONLY!



Refer your friends and family before Mar 1, 2010
You get a DOUBLE REFERRAL FEE of $200. That’s a sweet deal for making a phone call.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WHY IS MY ELECTRIC BILL SO HIGH?


Most people do not realize that their electric water heater consumes over 40% of their electric. By installing a solar water heater, you can cut this cost anywhere from 30-40% monthly.

If you have a $300 electric bill, that's savings of $90-$120 EACH MONTH!

Installing CFL light bulbs and energy efficient appliances are also a big step to reducing the cost on your electric bill. Why waste your money?

Monday, January 4, 2010

PACIFIC ENERGY ON THE KHON 2 NEWS


Renewable Energy is getting prime time TV coverage. Pacific Energy has just made their 3rd appearance on the news supporting solar and a good cause.


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Sunday, January 3, 2010

SWAN SONG FOR $1,000 INSTANT REBATE? HAWAII ENERGY CUTTING BACK BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2010


Starting the first day of February 2010, Hawaii Energy is decreasing their $1,000 instant rebate down to just $750. What does this mean to the consumer? It means they lose out on extra money if they haven't signed up for their system by January 31 and installed it by February 28. If you're thinking about solar don't wait and let it affect you!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

SOLAR PV FROM CHINA - AT WHAT COST?



The push towards a greener future is a logical one. Because this “gray” future shown in the news link below, shows what kind of future occurs when easy money and fast growth policies are allowed to run rampant.

China is building PV panel producing plants very fast, many in the last few years. They have lower costs of production, less environmental laws, and less watchdogs for quality of production process. Time will tell whether all of these are good things.

Check out these Amazingly Disturbing Pictures from China

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAWAII FIRST IN NATION TO REQUIRE HOME SOLAR WATER HEATERS


Most new homes in Hawai 'i will need to come with a solar water heater under a law that takes effect today.

The legislation is one of only a handful of new laws that kick in on this New Year's Day.

But it's the so-called "solar roofs" law that puts Hawai'i on the map, since no other state mandates that new housing have solar water heaters.

The law is hailed by environmentalists, who say solar heaters are not only environmentally friendly, they save consumers money. But some in the solar heating industry still have concerns about the law's efficacy and some loopholes.

Enacted in 2008 but mandated to begin today, the law says a building permit cannot be issued for a new single-family structure that does not include a solar water heater system meeting certain standards.

A homebuilder may, however, apply for a variance through the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' energy resources coordinator, under some circumstances.

Jeff Mikulina, executive director of the nonprofit Blue Planet Foundation, said that with a solar water heater, the typical homeowner will pay 30 percent to 40 percent less on their electric bills, or about $750 a year, depending on the number of people in the household and how much water they use.

Carilyn Shon, the state's energy conservation program manager, pointed out that petroleum experts are estimating that oil prices will more than double in the coming two years, providing additional incentive for people to go to solar water heating.

"The people who are going to install solar water heating as of 2010, or who already have it, are going to be the beneficiaries," Shon said.

From the environmental standpoint, the law will reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 8,000 tons annually from avoided electricity use, according to the Blue Planet Foundation, which aims to make Hawai'i energy independent.

Article from the Honolulu Advertiser
By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Advertiser Staff Writer