Check out this ‘energizing’ home solar solution

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

Thanks to everyone who attended the free KumuKit™ informational seminar last month at the BIA Big Summer Home Building & Remodeling Show at the Blaisdell Center. There were an overwhelming amount of folks interested in their Powerblocks™ energy storage system and energy management controller (EMC), especially during this time while in the middle of the hurricane season.

If you’ve been following the solar programs introduced by the Public Utilities Commission here in Hawaii for homeowners considering a solar system, Customer Grid Supply Plus (CGS+) is the only program out there where you can still be compensated by the utility for any export of energy you generate with your solar system that you send back to the grid.

Unfortunately, not all solar contractors can offer the CGS+ program, due to limitations on their equipment and/ or technological capabilities that prevent the implementation of certain utility requirements and safety concerns.

Hawaii Energy Connection (HEC), the locally-owned and nationally-recognized company also known as KumuKit™ for its solar electricity and solar hot water systems, turned up the heat on Hawaii’s solar industry in 2008 with its simple and innovative solar solution called the “KumuKit™.” Still here today, with more than 9,000 KumuKit™ PV systems installed, the company has a solid reputation as one of the leading residential and commercial solar contractors in Hawaii.

Hawaii Energy Connection is one of very few solar contractors that can offer all of the current solar programs, including the CGS+ program to you. HEC is an industry leader with its smart energy management technology, along with its top-tier, ultra-efficiency panels, micro-inverters and its exclusive, highly innovative Energy Management Controller (EMC) which was developed right here in Hawaii, with sophistication unlike any other anywhere in the market today.

Get the intelligent system that will provide you benefits now, adapting to your changing needs, unpredictable utility policies and coming demand response benefit programs — essentially future-proofing energy usage in your home or business. All KumuKit™ solar PV systems now come with batteries included, along with the EMC.

There’s also great news for Hawaii homeowners who were the early adopters of solar under the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program several years ago. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission just approved a new solar program called NEM Plus (NEM+), which will allow you to add more PV capacity to your existing system without voiding your NEM agreement with the utility. You can already call Hawaii Energy Connection to get the ball rolling on NEM+.

Compliance is achieved due to the company’s EMC technology and because it is brand agnostic, you can add on to any existing NEM-approved PV system. Why not offset more of your home energy costs at full retail rates and generate additional solar power during the day and use it at night, instead of using electricity from the utility.

Other advantages include energy security and self-sufficiency, providing you an alternative power supply during a power-outage, and up to 65 percent in additional tax credits. Also, a reminder, the federal tax credits (ITC) on your solar system purchase decrease to 26 percent from 30 percent in 18 months. Hawaii state solar tax credits remain at 35 percent, until further notice, so you may want to capitalize on these credits soon.

Looking out for the homeowners who are considering solar, Hawaii Energy Connection insists that you do compare and ask the right questions with several contractors before you make your decision. After all, it is an investment for your family’s future and you will want to assure maximum energy and system savings.

HAWAII ENERGY CONNECTION (KUMUKIT™)
CONTACT 524-7336
ADDRESS 99-1350 Koaha Place
WEB kumukit.com