Tag: Hawaii

News and Policies, World

Lessons From A Battery Sharing Program In Hawaii — It Isn’t Easy Being Green

October 10, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

Hawaii is struggling to close its oil- and coal-fired thermal generating stations. Everyone agrees it’s the right thing to do. After all, Hawaii, like most islands, is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels. Not only that, the cost of shipping […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Hawaiian Electric backs new solar-storage projects to ‘significantly advance’ energy transformation

September 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts representing nearly 300MW of solar energy generation and about 2,000MWh of energy storage to be built on the islands of O’ahu and Maui. The investor-owned utility has sent the contracts to the Public Utilities […]

News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]

News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s Solar Industry Calls Tropical Storm Lane a ‘Wake-Up Call’

August 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As rain from tropical storm Lane subsided Monday, Hawaii’s solar industry seems to have avoided serious damage. However, two solar industry professionals called the situation “a wake-up call.” Though Lane weakened as it slammed into Hawaii, 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) […]

News and Policies, State

Hawaii commits to Paris Climate Accord goals

June 8, 2017

Via: American Energy News

Less than one week after President Trump announced the United States was leaving the Paris Climate Accord, Hawaii became the first US state to enact legislation to align its environmental standards with the global agreement. On Tuesday, Hawaii Governor David Ige […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Residential Energy Efficiency: Taking It To The Next Level

May 31, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

The residential energy efficiency field is at a critical point. Recent years have seen an explosion of advances in design, technology and other resources to reduce waste and drive down utility bills. The problem is that many property owners still […]

News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s largest solar park now online

January 30, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The Hawaiian Energy Companies (HECO) has commissioned the Island’s largest solar park, the 27.6MW Waianae Solar project. The project broke ground in March 2016 with the array coming online mid-this month. It constitutes the largest in operation in Hawaii to […]

News and Policies, State

11,493 rooftop solar systems in Hawaii still waiting to be installed, says report

June 10, 2016

Via: PV Resources

There are 11,493 utility-approved rooftop solar systems in Hawaii that remain uninstalled, according to a new report by the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA). The report details the bleak outlook for the Hawaii solar industry – which has been cloudy […]

News and Policies, State

Hawaii lawmakers push renewable energy storage incentives

May 2, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

Hawaii has the highest rate of residents using solar panels in the nation, and lawmakers want to extend the state’s leadership role by offering incentives or rebates to those who buy batteries to store their renewable energy. It’s an issue […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vital Stats on the Biggest Solar Project in Hawaii

March 10, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

REC Solar, acting as project contractor, just broke ground on what will be the biggest utility-scale solar power plant on the Hawaiian islands. (You’ll recall that Duke Energyacquired a majority stake in solar installer REC Solar in February of last year.) […]