Monday, April 25, 2011

PV Customer - after 21 panel installed

This family Installed 21 panels using Solarworld 245.  


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Great time to do SOLAR

Oil is up to $108, your electric bill follows the oil price upward with a few month lag period, so the worst is still to come.

State and Federal Tax credits are still in place, at least for now.   Every few week some legislator introduces a bill that purports to limit, reduce, or elimination solar tax credits.

Investing a net of $1500 to $2000 will generate long term savings of $50,000 to $75,000 and protect you from future cost increases.

Funding has dried up -- for 2 out of the 3 Hawaii Energy Utility rebate programs –

DON’T MISS out, the remaining Rebate Program is the best one.   We are saying….the only one left is also the best one.

You get $750.00 Instant rebate AND an Interest Free Loan, and then Hawaii Energy will pay the interest on a 5-year loan for you.   Restrictions apply, you get the loan from your bank, Hawaii Energy send them $1000 to cover the interest.

You get an INTEREST FREE LOAN FOR 5 years (many banks are participating in this special Solar program, yours probably is)

The process:
1.      Your phone call to us
2.      We perform a system design and cost estimate
3.      Upon your approval we submit for a Work Order number, which when received will lock in the funding
4.      You send the signed proposal to the bank, upon bank approval:
5.      We schedule and perform the work
6.      You notify the bank of your approval that the work is done
7.      Bank sends us a check

This will take maybe 3 to 4 hours of your time, but will get you on the path to saving $50,000 or even $75,000 dollars, even more if oil continues to skyrocket.

This is limited time, limited amount of funding.   Don’t miss out.   Call now

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hawaii Energy Announcement today


Recent articles in the Star Advertiser and local TV News have been incorrect or have required significant corrections, please closely read the following to know the facts.


With over 200 "wait listed" work order requests received last Friday, Hawaii Energy is actively reviewing the budget to provide you with a disposition of the pending work orders and outlook for the remainder of Program Year 2010.
Hawaii Energy is engaged with the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA), the PUC and DBEDT to explore funding options to address the “wait list” and the remainder of the Program Year ending June 30th.


Hawaii Energy will be issuing an update no later than Friday, April 22nd in order to relay any new information that becomes available.


·        The $1,500 SWH Rebate Program is fully subscribed and the “wait list” is closed.
·        The solar interest buy-down program a.k.a. “Hot Water, Cool Rates”, which includes the $1,000 interest buydown PLUS the $750 bonus rebate remains available.
·        Participating Contractors are advised to postpone the installation of any project for which a work order has not been issued until a clear Program Policy is issued by Hawaii Energy.


In light of the current situation, Hawaii Energy will be contacting Participating Contractors with work orders as they approach 30 days old to determine the status of these projects. The intent is to increase the certainty of committed Program funds for projects to be installed before June 30, 2011. For customers not proceding with an installation for any reason, it is imperative that Participating Contractors call in a work order cancellation in order to free up funds.

Finally, all installations seeking a work order must be completed on or before June 30, 2011. Any customer or Participating Contractor unable to facilitate an installation by June 30, 2011 may take advantage of Hawaii Energy’s new programs launching July 1, 2011.

We appreciate your patience at this time.


Hawaii Energy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wind On Dole Street

Who says wind cannot be done in town.  This vertical axis turbine is generating power on a house in Honolulu, just off the freeway.   

They have 2 units, with the smaller being a traditional windmill type.   The smaller makes quite a bit of noise, we don’t recommend those because the Honolulu noise codes especially at night are very hard to meet.   If the neighbors complain, they would have to take that one down.   We will not do those noisy ones.

The new designs make power even in light wind.