A bright future
Hawaii Renovation readers may recall last July, when RevoluSun was the first solar company to present two proposed “grid service” incentive programs being introduced by Hawaiian Electric. We hinted at a “future” where existing solar system owners would be incentivized to add a battery, and new solar and storage clients would also receive an incentive.
Fast-forward seven months and we are officially in the new “grid services world,” with RevoluSun leading the way! If this is news to you, you’re probably wondering what “grid services” are and secondly, why is a utility company paying its customers? As always, RevoluSun is here to shine some light on everything solar — let’s dive in.
WHAT ARE GRID SERVICES?
Grid services, also called “power partnerships,” are a new relationship between utility customers and the utility company where solar roofs, batteries, electric vehicles and other load flexible devices can be combined to support the grid. In this relationship, the customers are rewarded with credits on their bill and in some cases, in the form of a check, to allow aggregators to “tap into their device” (within limits), to help the utility provide clean, reliable power.
WAIT — THE CUSTOMER GETS THE INCENTIVE? NO CAN.
Can! Our utility has the responsibility to make sure that the power comes on when you “flip the switch” and to provide reliable, quality service to all their customers. Rewarding customers through a grid service program is much more affordable for the utility than building a “peaker plant” or other infrastructure to guarantee reliable power. And the island at large benefits from these programs, as they are powered by renewable energy. It’s a win-win for everyone.
SOUNDS GREAT. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
You have two great options, the Home Battery Rewards Program and Battery Bonus Program. Both programs reward the homeowner for allowing their battery to be accessible to the grid during certain times of the day or during a grid event. The lengths of the programs vary, as well as eligibility, depending on what type of tariff you are in. The rewards are different for each program as well.
HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH PROGRAM IS BEST FOR ME?
That’s where Hawaii’s No. 1 solar and storage company, RevoluSun, comes in. Revolu-Sun is leading the way in the grid service space, having enrolled hundreds of customers into both programs. Revolu-Sun and its 10,000 customers are collectively building the largest group of grid service enrollments in Hawaii. Who is better than us?
Fun fact: Did you know that locally owned and operated RevoluSun, was the No. 1 residential solar and storage company in the country in 2019? And we have been the No. 1 solar and storage company in Hawaii since 2018.
To get started today, call 808-748-8888 or visit revolusun.com.
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