The third annual Maui Energy Conference was held on March 16-18 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the 2016 conference was attended by more than 300 of the brightest minds in the energy sector. Much of the discussions focused on Hawaii’s renewable energy goal of 100 percent by 2045 and how, or whether, the state will reach this goal.
Haleakala Solar is celebrating its 40th Year in the Solar Business this year with over 14,000 customers statewide. We continue to spearhead the growth of our market by testing and installing new and proven technologies for residential, commercial and government entities. These technologies include batteries (Tesla, Sunverge, Aquion, Sonnen), Solar Hot Water, Solar Air Conditioning, EV Charging Stations, Thermal Pool systems, etc. With that homeowners enjoy the ability to go green, save money and enhance our grid infrastructure while maintaining compliance with Hawaiian Electric’s requirements.
Solar Power World, the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, solar development and solar technology, has recognized Haleakala Solar as one of North America’s top solar contractors… in fact, Haleakala Solar came in at 95 out of 500 solar companies in the U.S. and number ONE in the state of Hawaii.
On the mainland, electricity generation stations are interconnected in a super-grid, allowing power generated in one state to be sent to users in another state. In fact, mainland utilities often have agreements to cover each other’s backs if needed.
However, in Hawaii, electrical stations on each island are not interconnected with stations in other states or islands, thus, cannot depend on another island or state for backup or emergency electricity. This means that each electrical station on every island in Hawaii must be able to provide for the energy capacity of the largest possible load, which is a huge task for a smart grid to handle.