Thursday, December 31, 2009


Here is an example of an Enphase Energy Monthly Energy Production Report.

This customer produced over 400kWh in December alone! In the summer these numbers will increase even more! After experiencing such savings in his electric bill, this customer is excited to add more panels this year to further reduce his bill!

Will you decide to put your roof to work?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


As featured on KITV 4's Hawaii Going Green Marketplace!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Does PV Work? Check This Electric Meter Spinning Backwards

Need We Say More? What a Beautiful Sight!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


So, you've been debating whether or not to invest in that brand new electricity producing solar photovoltaic system but ask yourself, is it worth it? Am I getting a solid return on investment? The answer is a clear as day, matter of fact, and resounding YES! Electric bills keep going up, and every time that happens you can give your PV system a small raise because after the 6-7 years it takes to pay for itself, it'll continue to bring you consistent, reliable returns on your investment. The sun isn't expected to die out for another 5 billion years, that's about the only consistency we can look forward to!

Friday, October 2, 2009


This surely doesn't help out the likelihood that our 35% state tax credits will continue to stick around with mistakes like this. If they're willing to pull money from education, don't you think they're willing to part with renewable energy tax credits? This is from the Honolulu Advertiser on October 1, 2009.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Commercial Solar System

Pacific Energy Strategies can handle all your solar needs, whether residential or commercial. This picture is from the Newtown Estates Community Association and shows a 14 panel, 960 gallon storage system that will save over $500,000 over its useful life. Pacific Energy Strategies renovated the system in 2002.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Japanese Yellow Pages

The ONLY solar company on Oahu to cater to both local and Japanese customers.

Friday, August 14, 2009

re and grid capacity versus rolling reserve capacity

Believe me, I am a fan on any renewable energy or alternative energy that doesn't involve America's finest getting killed and killing overseas. I don't understand the biomass argument in Hawaii except where we can take untapped water reserves and develop some hybrid plants that grow like heck in red dirt and make good biomass sources. Or some algae type ocean resource. There are some very simple thermodynamics that are involved. Shipping wood in ocean freighters to biomass plants in Hawaii...I just don't see it making sense from an energy balance point of view, even if some strange mis-pricing of shipping costs made it make sense from a financial point of view.

At any rate, the guys in this article are just talking biomass, so maybe they have a good thing going. However, the known, good technologies that we have right now, that make proven economic sense, and that we could deploy in fairly good percentages of the overall usage in the next 5 to 10 years....well, they are here, they are ready.

Start of the Solar Blog

We started a solar blog to have an easy place to post useful solar facts, links, and guides on how to operate your solar system for the best savings.