Summer is here, and for many of us, so are higher electric bills. The sun is shining, so to beat the heat, island residents are running their fans and air conditioners full blast.

Instead of letting the sun drive electric bills up, why not harness its power to drive them down? All G Electric offers a variety of photovoltaic systems, better known as solar panels. By powering your home via solar panels, your electric bill can often drop down to nothing, except for the standard HECO surcharge. Plus, there are federal and state tax benefits for making the switch to solar energy.

Since solar panels are mounted on a home’s roof, it only makes sense to have professional roofers involved in the process. That’s why All G Electric joined forces with Murakami’s Roofing to offer photovoltaic installation and maintenance. Installing solar panels often means poking several holes in the roof membrane, so it is important to have an experienced roofing contractor involved in the process to help avoid potential problems such as leakage. Murakami’s Roofing will work hand in hand with All G Electric to determine the most ideal panel layout for your home, without compromising the water tightness of the roof. Upon completion of the installation, they also will waterproof all areas with roof perforations.


After installing solar panels, it’s a good idea to consider upgrading your electrical system to best utilize all the new power coming in. All G Electric offers power upgrades that will increase your home’s incoming power from a standard 100 amps to 200 amps. Just as water flows more quickly and efficiently through a large pipe, electricity flows better through thicker, newer wires. A power upgrade will allow you to maximize the amount of electricity being generated by your new solar panels.

Upgrading and rewiring your home’s electrical system offers safety benefits as well. If your home was built more than 40 years ago and has not had any electrical upgrades, there’s a good chance your wiring does not meet today’s safety standards. With a rewire, a ground wire will redirect the electrical current into the ground during a short circuit or fault, making your home safer.

Summer is the perfect time to consider installing solar panels and a power upgrade. As it gets closer to the end of the year, homeowners scurry to have solar panels installed to take advantage of the tax benefit. Rainy fall weather also can slow the installation process. However, in the summer the weather is good and tax season is far away, so you can beat the rush and start enjoying the improved efficiency and lower utility costs of a solar-powered home.

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