By Kelli Shiroma

To kick off 2016, Hawaii Energy Connection — well known as the makers of the KumuKit™ PV system — is excited to announce that advanced home energy storage is here.

“This solution is a renewable resource that can be added today to achieve near-term, state energy goals, while maintaining flexibility to achieve 100 percent renewables in the future,” said managing partner Chris DeBone.


The company just launched the KumuKit™ Powerblocks, a brand-new, home energy battery storage system, at the BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show last month at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The system was well received by the hundreds of attendees who stopped by the company’s booths, interested in battery storage for their home.

“As a matter of fact, we already began taking orders (for the home energy battery storage system) at the show,” said DeBone.

The KumuKit™ Powerblocks is a battery system that connects to your new or existing KumuKit™ PV system to provide electricity at night or if the power goes out. It also can be connected to any existing PV system.


“It’s perfect because the system automatically stores any excess solar energy during the day and puts it back into the home when the island’s energy usage is at its highest,” DeBone explained. “This is usually when people come home from work and are cooking dinner, watching TV, taking showers and so forth.”

“In fact, with more than 7,000 KumuKit™ PV systems already installed across the islands, our customers are one of the largest distributed clean energy resources in Hawaii,” DeBone added. “We know about the new (state energy) policies better than anybody, and we have these tools to help you navigate through the process.”

If you are interested in the KumuKit™ Powerblocks, you can sign up for a free site inspection online at or by calling Hawaii Energy Connection at 524-7336. During the site inspection, one of Hawaii Energy Connection’s certified PV specialists comes to your home and properly right-sizes your system to ensure that you don’t get any more PV panels than you actually need.


“There’s no hassle and no commitment during the site inspection,” DeBone confirmed. “We want people to understand how Hawaii Energy Connection can help you do your part in meeting the renewable energy goal. Customers want to go with us because we have new technology and we’re leaders in this era of energy storage.”

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