‘Energy fanatics’ provide Hawaii with reliable solutions
What started as a locally owned solar installation company that gave island residents a clean, renewable energy option in 2009 has become Hawaii’s most trusted solar PV, air conditioning, roofing and smart home company. With more than 7,000 residential customers, RevoluSun celebrates its eighth anniversary this July, honored year after year with awards from readers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and others.
That trust is what drives RevoluSun’s dedicated energy fanatics to design clean energy solutions that preserve the environment and save customers money. RevoluSun chief innovation officer Eric Carlson sees his company’s relationship with its customers as a journey to energy independence where the customer can decide where they get their energy — from the utility or from the sun — and how they want to use it.
“One of the reasons we focus so much on energy efficiency is to give people options,” said Carlson. “Perhaps they want an alternative to spending so much money on their electricity bills month after month or maybe they don’t mind spending the money if they could make their homes more comfortable. Our goal is to solve their immediate problem — like a hot, stuffy house — with a solution that doesn’t cause another one like high electricity bills.”
One expansion, into energy-efficient air conditioning, comes as no surprise. The Mitsubishi split A/C systems that RevoluSun sells as a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer are quiet, improve air quality and comfort, and are 35-40 percent more efficient than window and central air conditioning. In Hawaii, where A/C can easily account for 80 percent of a home’s electricity use during the summer, paying one-third less on a utility bill every month can add up quickly.
Another relatively new venture for RevoluSun is roofing. Over the years, RevoluSun has developed a good working relationship with Johnny Ayson and his roofing crew. “They are as meticulous as we are about doing installations right,” said Carlson. This partnership benefits the customer who has more options for roofing finishes and does less coordination when it comes to PV jobs that require roof work. Roofing also ties into RevoluSun’s overall focus on energy efficiency. “A cool home starts at the roof where heat energy can be reflected,” Carlson explained. “It takes a lot less energy to cool a home that wasn’t hot in the first place.”
So what’s next for this dynamic renewable energy company? Right now the company is building a new showroom in SALT at Kakaako above Moku Kitchen, and it’s looking forward to opening the showroom to the public this fall.
REVOLUSUN SMART HOME
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