As of Nov. 17, the capacity limit set by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to connect a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system under the Customer Grid Supply (CGS) program was reached. CGS applications have been processed by the Hawaiian Electric Co. in the order that they were received since the program opened in October 2015. CGS allowed homeowners to receive reduced solar credits for the excess electricity they generate with their PV system and send it back to the grid.

You may have applied or submitted an application for a PV system under the CGS program. The complete application process, reviews and lengthy waiting times may have been discouraging for you to get over the hurdle to move forward in getting your system installed.

Hawaii Energy Connection (HEC), the local company known as “KumuKit™,” has installed more than 8,000 residential and commercial PV systems, and surpassed big mainland companies in battery storage and energy management technology with its KumuKit Powerblocks™.


The company has also installed more than a hundred KumuKit™ systems with battery storage under the CGS and Customer Self Supply (CSS) programs here in the state and are designed to be simple, monitored and controlled by you with its innovative, sophisticated proprietary Energy Management Controller, unlike any other energy management system in the market today. It is notable that HEC has been actively involved in the forefront of the interconnection programs and policies, and the company is well informed and trained in the various processes.

Have you already gone through the application process and received your approval for your PV interconnection, but then unable to contact the contractor who you originally submitted your application with or are no longer in business? Or, if you’ve been shopping around for a system, but still haven’t made up your mind, why not get a no-pressure, no-obligation quote from one of HEC’s representatives. There are quite a few choices out there on system types; but are you undecided on what would be ideal for your home and needs?

Knowing the right PV system size for your home is a big deal. With all the changes to solar interconnection, it is more important than ever. Purchasing an oversized system for your home can cost you thousands of dollars for extra panels and battery storage capacity. Taking into consideration your unique situation, tax credit appetite, roof space, budget and electricity usage, HEC uses its exclusive PV Sizer™ tool to design a customized solution with “good, better and best” options that balance the cost of the system and the amount of savings you’ll enjoy. Remember, the still-available state and federal tax credits (up to 65 percent) and the financing options the company has available makes it easy to own, too.

A great feature of the innovative KumuKit Power-blocks™ is that it connects to new and existing PV systems. Why not take charge of the solar power you generate? In light of all the changes imposed by the utility and regulatory agencies, this transformational storage technology gives you more choices and control to save money while using renewable energy.

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