Solar power storage finally here for hurricane season

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

It’s hurricane season. Are you prepared? Alternate Energy Inc.’s (AEI) solar customers now have the opportunity to control their own energy future with on-site, residential energy storage.

Due to Hawaii’s high electricity costs, residents have been eager to adopt alternate forms of energy, including solar power. However, renewable energy restrictions have made it tough to implement photovoltaic systems in some high-penetration areas, forcing many islanders to give up their dreams of going solar.

Now, the new Solar Integration System (SIS) available through AEI provides an intelligent distributed energy storage system that captures solar power, stores it on-site and delivers it when needed most — keeping the kilowatt hours on the homeowner’s side of the meter.

Meeting all HECO requirements, the SIS system combines batteries, power electronics and multiple energy inputs in a UL-certified appliance controlled by software running in the cloud. Each unit automatically lowers electricity bills, improves reliability and protects the grid from “back-feed” or power surges.

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Freedom from NEM

SIS units are installed at homes and businesses, integrating with new or existing solar systems, and connect to the grid and the local electricity supply without the need for a Net Energy Metering agreement. No approvals mean no expensive studies.

Power outage? No problem!

SIS units provide customers with a reliable source of back-up power in the event of grid failure. So, while the 2015 hurricane season has the potential to deliver a record number of powerful storms, Hawaii residents now have a viable solution for back-up power created on-site from their own solar energy system; Lights remain on, computers up, A/C running and refrigerators chilling. The peace of mind that comes with a back-up power system can’t be overestimated.

“The new Solar Integration Systems from AEI will be on-island soon,” said director of sales Craig Kawamura. “We’re proud to be among the first to offer this exciting new solution to Hawaii’s energy storage needs.”

Alternate Energy is Hawaii’s one-stop source for the ultimate energy-efficient home. One call puts the finest PV, HVAC, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging, solar water heating, solar attic fans and electrical contracting to work for you today.

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