Solar myths busted

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

The truth revealed by RevoluSun Smart Home

People hear building permits are down and think the solar industry is doomed, but it’s not true! Solar is alive and well in Hawaii where the sunshine provides us with an abundance of free energy. Let’s address other misconceptions about switching to clean home energy in Hawaii:

Myth: My neighborhood is “saturated” so I can’t go solar.

Reality: There is plenty of room for more solar in every neighborhood.

The “Self-Supply” program resolved HECO’s grid connection concerns because Self-Supply systems store energy in batteries instead of exporting it to the grid. “Saturation” is no longer an issue and almost any home is able to install a solar system.

Myth: Solar tax credits are gone.

Reality: Solar tax credits haven’t changed!

30 percent federal and up to 35 percent state tax credits are still available.

Myth: Batteries make solar energy too expensive.

Reality: The latest generation batteries are affordable, versatile and dependable.

A Self-Supply system pairs a photovoltaic (PV) system with an on-site battery to store power for use at night.

Battery systems also provide a backup power supply when the grid goes down. So homeowners will have power for TVs, the fridge and internet when they need it most — like during the Super Bowl!

Myth: Payback period on a PV system is too long.

Reality: Self-Supply Customers can save up to 35 percent on electricity costs from Day One!

Current lease and loan programs offer $0 down options and monthly payments that are lower than your utility bill.

Myth: Solar application approval takes forever.

Reality: Most Self-Supply applications receive installation approval within 30 days.

This means there’s no reason to wait to start saving money and the planet!

SMART HOME WITH POWERWALL 2

To see a smart home in action, visit RevoluSun’s Smart Home Open House on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 273 Ulua St., Honolulu, HI 96821 (Niu Valley).

FREE SEMINAR

By constantly expanding smart home offerings and being a regular meeting place for the public, RevoluSun Smart Home’s free monthly seminars have been packed! The next seminar is Saturday, May 20 from 10 to 11 a.m., at 210 Ward Ave., Suite 140. This is a free event. Space is limited, so please RSVP at revolusun.com