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Solar and Wind Could Meet 25 Percent of Oahu's Electricity Needs

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, March 23 2011 under: Hawaii Solar, Solar Power Info, wind, HECO

A new report from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) suggests that the island of O'ahu could meet a quarter of its electricity needs using solar power and wind resources.

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HECO to Fix Hawaii Solar Rebate Delay

Posted by Adam Sewall In Monday, July 13 2009 under: Solar Energy Rebates, Solar Thermal, Hawaii Solar, HECO, Energy Policy

To streamline the solar installation process, some state-sponsored solar rebate programs are set up so that the contractor is paid directly. He or she bills the customer system cost, less the rebate. Following installation, the contractor applies for the solar rebate and collects the funds. Such an approach lessens the burden on all parties. Sometimes, however, things don't go as originally agreed -- as a recent series of events in Hawaii demonstrates.

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