While discussing solar systems, both central inverter and microinverter PV systems are a great way to harness solar energy to power your home or business, but it’s always good to know the advantages and disadvantages of each before making your final decision on which system to go with. This article will cover the pros and… Continue reading Central Inverter vs. Microinverter PV Systems: Advantages and Disadvantages
There are many items in your home that use a lot of electricity, but did you know that some use more than others? If you’re looking to cut back on your electricity bill, it’s best to know which appliances are the biggest energy hogs so you can unplug them when they’re not in use. If… Continue reading Which Appliances Use the Most Electricity?
One of the earliest assessments Upgrading your main electrical service panel, commonly referred to as a Main Panel Upgrade (MPU), is a great way to improve the safety and efficiency of your home’s electrical system. By installing new circuit breakers, you can be sure that your electrical system can handle the increased demand of modern… Continue reading Electrical panel upgrades for PV installations in Hawaii
What happens when solar panels degrade? When solar PV panels degrade, their performance declines and they produce less electricity. The rate at which they degrade depends on a number of factors, including the type of material they are made of, the environment they are exposed to, and the amount of sunlight they receive. The most common… Continue reading How often do you have to replace PV solar panels in Hawaii?
What is net energy metering in Hawaii? Net energy metering (NEM) is an electricity policy in the United States that allows customers with solar photovoltaic systems (PV) to offset the cost of their electric bill by receiving compensation for the excess electricity they generate. NEM has been a key driver of the rapid growth of… Continue reading What is Hawaii’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) policy and is it still important in 2022?
Hawaii has been one of the most active states on the subject of solar energy over the past years due to the fact that Hawaii is one of the sunniest places in the US. What you may not know, is that Hawaii has some of the strongest state-level policies in place to promote clean energy.… Continue reading What you can do for Energy Advocacy if you’re in Hawaii?
Why do I need insurance for my Oahu home’s solar panels? Solar energy systems that are attached to your house are considered permanent attachments, so the cost to insure them is typically rolled into your homeowners coverage. What will change when you install these panels is the coverage limit on your policy. You’ll want to… Continue reading How do solar panels affect my home insurance in Oahu?
Solar Panels For Your Hawaii Home Solar panels for homes in Hawaii are a great way to save money on your energy bill, even in 2022. Most people know by now, that by installing solar panels on your home, you can reduce your energy usage from 50% to 80%. Solar panels are a great… Continue reading Should I still buy PV solar panels for my home in Hawaii in 2022?
Solar power is no longer a new technology. Although almost everyone is familiar with the idea of solar powers and using the Sun’s radiation as an energy source to power our homes and offices, there is still a lot of misinformation out there.