There are a lot of solar companies in Hawaii, and most are looking for an edge over the competition. Bonterra Solar’s focus is to give its customers an edge over high electricity prices.

“Since founding Bonterra in 2009 with several partners and the support of friends and family, our focus has been to do the best job we can for our customers,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra founder and principal. “Our philosophy is not to look at homeowners who use our services just as customers, but as partners in a grand effort to harvest the bounty of the sun and improve the lives of Hawaii families.”


To that end, Bonterra uses the best photovoltaic (PV) panels and materials available. “The materials are all American-made, and we’re a SolarWorld-certified installer,” Yani said.

An experienced team is key

Yani said Bonterra strives to have the most experienced team of engineers, contractors and installers possible to get solar systems up and running at homes and businesses. Bonterra handles all the paperwork and permitting from start to finish and works with American Savings Bank to offer customers a variety of easy financing options. The solar installation comes with an ironclad warranty.

“The solar industry is undergoing amazing technological advances, and we enjoy helping our customers understand those changes,” Yani said. “We show homeowners and business owners how their new system works, and we’re always available to answer questions after the installation. We consider them neighbors, friends and part of our ohana.”

Exclusive installer for Gentry Homes


Bonterra is the exclusive installer of PV systems on new homes built by Gentry Homes, and it was chosen by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to be the solar installation company for Kaupuni Village, the first net-zero energy community in the nation.

And for those who can’t afford a solar system, Bonterra reaches out through Habitat For Humanity and installs a solar hot-water system at no cost.

“They’re part of our ohana, too,” Yani said. “Our goal and our philosophy is to treat our customers with aloha and treat the Earth as the special place it is. That’s all the edge we need.”


Bonterra Solar is located at 4218 Waialae Ave. #A203 in Honolulu. For more information, visit or call 548-7657(SOLR).

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