A Rising Power in Sustainability
As a one-stop solar power operation, Sunetric plays an active role in lessening Hawaii’s dependence on foreign oil and other costly imported energy sources.
The company is present through a customer’s initial photovoltaic system consultation and engages clients during the sales and design phases to following through with the installation and service processes.
While the company was “born and raised in Hawaii,” Sunetric has expanded to the Mainland with offices in California, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania and Colorado. The growth allows the company to pour money back into the local economy as customers benefit from renewable solar power.
“On average, a homeowner here in Hawaii is paying between $300 and $400 per month for their electricity right now,” explained Aaron Kirk, Sunetric’s Chief Operating Officer. “If you put solar on your home, the goal is to eliminate that electric bill.”
Kirk said homeowners typically will finance their solar systems, and that the cost per month of that financing process can be structured to mimic or improve upon regular electric bill payments. Over an average threeto five-year span, the owner will pay oﬀ the solar system, and enjoy the resulting energy without the burdensome payments.
Green energy production reigns supreme
Sunetric is approaching 50 megawatts of installed solar power over its nine-plus years of business, encompassing a wide range of jobs and projects. To put that figure in perspective, the solar power generated by Sunetric’s installations saves 78,437 pounds of carbon dioxide — the leading greenhouse gas — each year, and oﬀsets the use of 83 barrels of oil annually.
The company installs hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of solar panels every week, thereby eliminating a piece of the “carbon footprint” created by fossil fuels burned in Hawaii to make electricity.
“Being environmentally friendly goes into everything we do, such as having our installation crews track all scrap materials, taking the time to recycle whenever appropriate and choosing re-usable, ceramic dishes in our employee kitchen so as to not create waste with disposable coﬀee cups and plates,” Kirk said. “Additionally, Sunetric has installed a solar array on the building where our offices and warehouse reside, along with an electric vehicle charging station for our employees, customers or business neighbors.”
Sunetric provides Hawaii residents with the opportunity to eliminate or reduce their electric bills while also initiating a long-term vision of sustainability for each project it installs.
Sunetric remains on cutting edge of solar industry
Sunetric features an expert staﬀ, including a fully licensed electrical engineer who custom designs each project ranging from a 6 kilowatt home installation to a 5 megawatt ground-mounted solar farm. Additionally, the company utilizes special project managers, who are tasked with researching and testing the best PV-related equipment and materials on the market, to determine which products meet its high standards.
According to Kirk, Sunetric has introduced much of the innovative technology prevalent in the state today. It brought Enphase to Hawaii, for example, thus becoming the first company to install micro-inverter technology in the market. Sunetric is also the first company to utilize hybrid power optimization technology from Tigo, which helps mitigate PV production loss due to shading.
Additionally, Sunetric introduced technologies of top-efficiency solar panel manufacturers SunPower and Suniva, and remains the state’s exclusive provider of Suniva panels.
SUNETRIC Address: 905 Kalanianaole Hwy. Box 21, Kailua, HI 96734 Telephone: 262-6600 www.Sunetric.com