A Place in the Sun
Alternate Energy is Hawaii’s only certified Mitsubishi installer and premier dealer
When it comes to photovoltaic panels, there are plenty of options out there. But with such an important home investment, this is one area where you don’t want to skimp on quality or go with an untested brand name.
Mitsubishi Electric’s PV systems are designed and built for optimal efficiency and reliability. Its 25-year warranty is solidly backed by Mitsubishi’s more than 80 years of experience providing reliable, high-quality electrical products. Mitsubishi is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics,
industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
Alternate Energy is proud to be the only authorized Hawaii-based dealer to provide Mitsubishi’s PV modules. The company is an official Certified Mitsubishi Installer and Premier Dealer. But customer demand speaks loudest of all, and owner Bruce Ekimura says Alternate Energy already has become a recognized High Volume Mitsubishi Dealer, approaching five megawatts sold.
It’s easy to see why. With its new MLU Series panels, Mitsubishi increased the number of cells per module and improved cell efficiency, bringing more power per square foot to better utilize limited space and give a higher return on investment.
Perhaps most importantly, Mitsubishi panels are engineered to withstand tough outdoor conditions including winds up to 130 mph and coastline corrosion. While all other manufacturer warranties specify a 500-meter minimum installation distance from salt water, Mitsubishi is the only manufacturer to extend warranty on modules installed near salt water, making the panels an ideal choice for Hawaii.
If installing quality modules is crucial, so is the experience and track record of the installer. Make sure that the “years of experience” an installer claims are actual installation experience — not just years in business. Visit http://hawaii.gov/dcca/rico/ to see whether your installer has the C-60 license, required to sell and install photovoltaic systems in the state of Hawaii.
“Our customers tell me it feels good to know they are working with a long-time, established local company and proven manufacturers when they make this all-important investment for their home or business,” Ekimura said.
Alternate Energy Inc. is located at 1111 Dillingham Blvd., #H3, in Honolulu. For more information, call 842-5853 (Oahu) and 872-9592 (Maui), or visit the company online at www.alternateenergyhawaii.com.