Residential customers in Hawaii paid an average of 37 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity this past June, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The next closest states, Vermont and Connecticut, paid about 18 cents, placing Hawaii in a league of its own when it comes to energy costs. But help is on the way from the Pentagon.
Our 2013 Utility Solar Champion Award goes to … drumroll please … The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO).
Here’s why. The Hawaiian solar market is taking off. Just skyrocketing. Check this article out:
“In 2012, a total of 16,715 PV permits were issued [in Oahu], a figure more than 170 percent of the (more…)
The Hawaii Solar Energy Association has issued a note welcoming the decision by state regulators to reject a proposal by Hawaiian Electric Co. to require solar companies to install expensive remote monitoring systems for small solar photovoltaic systems.
“The Public Utilities Commission’s ruling helps clear (more…)
With Hawaii’s increasing dependence on fossil fuels, it has been very important for the nation to develop renewable energy technologies that will allow them to remove their dependence on fossil fuels and move it to more sustainable energy sources that will also preserve the environment and minimize overall carbon footprints. (more…)
In Arizona, the Arizona Corporation Commission just approved Arizona Public Service’s 2011 implementation plan (big PDF) for the Renewable Energy Standard. The plan includes two policies for wholesale distributed generation:
Ah, Hawaii. Often have I written about the renewable energy innovations they have underway across the island chain and the new projects they have in the works. This time, however, I get to write about what Hawaii plans to do to bring green transportation to their shores. A power utility company on the island of Oahu and General Motors are partnering up to create (more…)