If you’ve been following the solar programs that have been introduced by the Public Utilities Commission for homeowners considering a solar system, the newest Customer Grid Supply Plus (CGS+) is the only program out there where you can still be compensated by the utility for any export of energy you generate with your solar system that you send back to the grid. Unfortunately, not all solar contractors can offer the CGS+ program, due to limitations on their equipment and/or technological capabilities that prevent the implementation of certain utility requirements and safety concerns.

Hawaii Energy Connection (HEC), the locally-owned and nationally-recognized company also known as KumuKit™ for its solar electricity and solar hot water systems, turned up the heat on Hawaii’s solar industry in 2008 with its simple and innovative solar solution called the “KumuKit.” Still here today, with more than 9,000 KumuKit™ PV systems installed, the company has a solid reputation as one of the leading residential and commercial solar contractors in Hawaii.


Hawaii Energy Connection is one of very few solar contractors that can offer all of the current solar programs, including the CGS+ program to you. HEC is an industry leader with its smart energy management technology, along with its top-tier, ultra-efficiency panels, micro-inverters and its exclusive, highly innovative Energy Management Controller (EMC) which was developed right here in Hawaii, with sophistication unlike any other anywhere in the market today.

Get the intelligent system that will provide you benefits now, adapting to your changing needs, unpredictable utility policies and coming demand response benefit programs — essentially future-proofing energy usage in your home or business. All KumuKit solar PV systems now come with batteries included, along with the EMC.

There’s also great news too for Hawaii homeowners who were the early adopters of solar under the Net Energy Metering program several years ago. Just last month, the Public Utilities Commission approved a solar program called NEM Plus (NEM+), which will allow you to add more PV capacity to your existing system without voiding your NEM agreement with the utility.


Compliance is achieved due of the company’s EMC technology and because it is brand agnostic, you can add on to any existing NEM-approved PV system. Why not offset more of your home energy costs at full retail rates and generate additional solar power during the day and use it at night, instead of using electricity from the utility.

Other advantages include energy security and self-sufficiency, providing you an alternative power supply during a power-outage, and up to 65 percent in additional tax credits. Oh, and a reminder, the federal tax credits (ITC) on your solar system purchase decrease to 26 percent from 30 percent at the end of next year. Hawaii state solar tax credits remain at 35 percent, until further notice, so you may want to capitalize on these credits soon.

Looking out for the homeowners who are considering solar, Hawaii Energy Connection insists that you do compare and ask the right questions with contractors before you make your decision. After all, it is an investment for your family’s future and you will want to assure maximum energy and system savings.


Hawaii Energy Connection invites you to a free informational seminar “Your Solar Checklist — What you need to know before you buy” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the BIA Big Summer Home Building & Remodeling Show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. If you would like to attend this free seminar, send your name, address and number of tickets (limit four) to info@ hawaiienergyconnection.com. Seating is limited.

If you are interested in checking out the KumuKit battery storage system, EMC, smart energy management technology, hybrid solar hot water system, or their newest and exclusive ultra-efficient panels, come visit them in the booth (642C) at the BIA show.

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