With the pending merger of Hawaiian Electric and Florida-based NextEra Energy, the future of photovoltaics and other forms of renewable energy are in question. No one quite knows for sure what NextEra’s thoughts and intentions are. Will things remain the same? Will the state of net energy metering (NEM) change? There are many questions that still have no concrete answers. However, one thing that is certain is that there is no better time than now to install your PV system.


What the future holds for net energy metering in Hawaii is unknown. Currently NEM customers are receiving the full benefit of their PV systems, meaning every kilowatt produced is a kilowatt applied to your bill; an eye for an eye, so to speak. That could very well change when the merger does take place. At the moment, HECO customers submitting NEM agreements are being approved, some of them with interconnection fees and some without, depending on the area in which you reside. This is great news for those who are in the market for a PV system. The process may take a little time, but as of now, pending any unforeseen developments, NEM approval is very much a reality.


There are other factors to consider as tax credits also are in jeopardy. With the federal tax credit coming to an end in 2016 and the state tax credit looming, it would be wise to contact a PV contractor now.


EnergyPro Hawaii has proudly been installing PV systems and servicing the island of Oahu for more than five years. The company has revered through the peak of the PV industry and also has endured its low point. While many companies have fallen off, EnergyPro Hawaii is proud to still be one of the strong remaining PV contractors here on Oahu.

With an A+ rating from Better Business Bureau, EnergyPro Hawaii prides itself on its own merit. EnergyPro Hawaii also is an active HSEA member and is Hawaii Energy certified. The company is dedicated to delivering the best service to its customers. EnergyPro Hawaii also is proud to be a part of the W. Contracting Inc. family of companies, which includes Waialae Plumbing and Waialae Electric. Contact EnergyPro Hawaii today to schedule a free consultation and estimate.

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