With HECO’s recent policy changes creating clouds of uncertainty for people who want to invest in solar photovoltaic (PV) for their families, Alternate Energy has some clear information — and some good news: There will never be a better time than right now to go solar.


Despite all the confusion out there, solar is still the smartest investment you can make for your home and your future. It’s true that HECO’s new policies can mean a longer approval process and possibly some additional costs for the utility’s “interconnection studies” in areas of particularly high solar saturation. But it’s also a fact that Hawaii’s electric rates continue to rise, and as HECO’s electrical grid saturation increases, the public can only anticipate additional policy changes and connection delays in the coming years. The bottom line is, if you’re dreaming of solar, experts recommend starting your project as soon as possible.


To help customers act now to ensure their place on the electrical grid, Alternate Energy is offering a tremendous boost to your buying power. Through Dec. 31, customers can enjoy substantial discounts on premium Mitsubishi Electric PV systems. After state and federal tax credits — still some of the most generous in the nation — a family can own a brand new photovoltaic system for around $12,000. It’s an investment that will pay for itself within three to four years.


Alternate Energy reminds everyone that this special deal is only offered through Dec. 31, 2013, or while supplies last, on residential systems to be installed in 2014. The system size must be less than 10 kiloWatts and other restrictions apply. Call 842-5853 for details.

Founded in 1993 as one of Hawaii’s oldest kamaaina solar companies, Alternate Energy Inc. thanks its customers, vendors and staff for 20 wonderful years helping Hawaii move toward greater energy independence.


Alternate Energy is located in Mapunapuna at 803 Ahua St. in Honolulu. Call the company at 842-5853 (Oahu) and 872-9592 (Maui) or visit www.alternateenergyhawaii.com.

contact // 842-5853 (Oahu) • 872-9592 (Maui)
address // 803 Ahua St.
web // www.alternateenergyhawaii.com