Good Day, Sunshine

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: Energy

With record crowds at this past January’s BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, the “buzz” among attendees was solar electricity. Hawaii’s leading solar design and installation firm, RevoluSun, was one of the busiest booths at the show, according to a number of BIA staff. Hundreds of homeowners visited RevoluSun to talk one on one with the company’s experts to learn about solar energy and how it can work for them.

“This year our goal for the BIA Show was honest, data-driven, solar education,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal. “Because of the amount of confusing information in the marketplace regarding which solar company is the largest, RevoluSun pulled permit data from the City and County of Honolulu Building Department to showcase the truth.”

In 2011, RevoluSun installed solar systems in 951 homes — more than double the amount of its nearest competitor.

“These numbers are nice to see, but it’s not our top measure of success,” Carlson added. “Numbers don’t mean anything unless our clients are receiving the highest level of support, service, design, product and installation. Because we focus on this side of the equation, we expect to continue to be Hawaii’s No. 1 choice for solar electric systems.”

For those of you who missed the show, RevoluSun recommends homeowners interested in a solar system should:

• Get comfortable with the technology and the installer by visiting a solar open house, where other Hawaii homeowners invite the public to see their solar system in action, and talk story about design, installation and how it affected them. Hawaii homeowners also can check out one of the free solar-education series RevoluSun holds in locations around Oahu every month as well as on Maui and the Big Island. Find a listing of these free open houses and solar education seminars at RevoluSun .com or by calling 748-8888.

• Ask if company employees are NABCEP-certified. NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals) is the national “gold standard” for PV installation certification. Designed to raise industry standards and promote consumer confidence, NABCEP offers certification and certificate programs to renewable-energy professionals throughout North America. RevoluSun boasts five out of the seven NABCEP-certified professionals on Oahu.

As Hawaii’s leading solar provider, RevoluSun designed and installed more than 1,500 solar systems, generating 20 MW of clean energy, and is able to help you, too. Schedule your free energy evaluation by calling 748-8888 or visiting www.RevoluSun.com.

ADDRESS: 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1700
CONTACT: 748-8888
WEBSITE: www.RevoluSun.com