The Right Choice for Going Solar

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExteriorRoofing

You’ve decided to do it — go green and create clean electricity on your roof with a solar system. Congratulations! Solar electricity can be extremely beneficial to Hawaii homeowners if done right the first time, with your specific roof and your family’s energy needs in mind.

Hawaii homeowners should keep three things in mind when interviewing a solar specialist such as RevoluSun:

Is this an experienced solar contractor? Many electrical contractors, roofers or even plumbers installing hot water have migrated to solar electricity. Are they experts in solar electric design and installation though? Will the system penetrate your roof with the possibility for leaks? Is this a one-size-fits-all solar kit or a system designed specifically for your house with your present and future energy needs in mind? What kind of panels will you use? Panels range widely in price based on quality performance. This is a 20-year investment. Cheaper is not always better.

What kind of labor will install the system? Does the solar firm outsource installation or have its own team to take care of it? Does the installation team have the experience to properly wire the system and seal the job to withstand Hawaii’s tropical rains and fierce sun? Without clear attention to detail, your solar installation may not last. You could end up with holes in your roof, and you might not pass the HECO inspection to begin spinning the meter backward to offset your energy consumption.

Is there a warranty? Does the panel manufacturer warranty the panel? Does the solar firm that installed the system offer a warranty? What kind of recourse can you take should there be a problem with your system?

Thousands of Hawaii homeowners have chosen RevoluSun to be their solar partner. Thanks to the company’s proprietary software system, RiSE, a RevoluSun project developer can issue a customized quote to you on the spot, accounting for your energy usage, sun zone and existing roof.

“Our customers often remark that they are so happy to get the quote right away, with no back and forth and clear figures they understand,” said Eric Carlson, RevoluSun principal. “We pride ourselves on our transparency and flexibility in working with homeowners who want to go green by creating a system that meets their needs. With our longstanding partnership with SunPower, the world’s foremost panel manufacturer, and American Piping and Boiler, a kamaaina union shop with a rich history in Hawaii, Hawaii homeowners can feel secure knowing they have chosen the best in solar installation and design with RevoluSun.”

As Hawaii’s leading solar provider, RevoluSun recently was named the Residential National Top Producer of the Year by SunPower Corp. and was named a finalist in the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for ethics in business.

contact // 748-8888
address // 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste 1700
web // www.RevoluSun.com

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