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Hawaii continues to ride the "Solarcoaster" amid increase in solar electric, PV permits

Two of Hawaii’s four counties are doing well in the rooftop solar PV market, according to data compiled by Marco Mangelsdorf, president of Hawaii Island-based ProVision Solar.  Across Maui County, the number of solar electric permits issued in the.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 10th, 2019

Hawaiian Electric sees 21% jump in solar generation capacity in 2019

Last year, Hawaii experienced the largest annual solar generation capacity increase it has seen in about 15 years, Hawaiian Electric announced on Friday. Total solar capacity in 2019 surged 21%, increasing from 745 cumulative installed megawatts in 20.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 2020

Statewide solar electric permits in Hawaii decline in Q1

Oahu and the Big Island experienced year-over-year first quarter decreases in the number of solar photovoltaic installation permits while Kauai and Maui had slight increases, according to data compiled by Marco Mangelsdorf, president of Big Islan.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 16th, 2019

Solar PV permits up 20% on Hawaii"s Big Island in April

The solar energy industry on Hawaii's Big Island has continued its upward trajectory last month with yet another double-digit year-over-year increase in the number of issued solar photovoltaic permits. The County of Hawaii issued 75 building permit.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 11th, 2018

Big Island solar PV permits see slight increase in June

The solar market on Hawaii's Big Island has, after consecutive months of double-digit increases, remained largely flat in June while the year-to-date boost stays at close to 50 percent. The County of Hawaii's planning department issued building permits .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

Solar PV permits down 50% on Hawaii"s Big Island in November

Hawaii's Big Island has suffered its third consecutive month with a year-over-year decline in the number of solar photovoltaic permits. Last month, Hawaii County issued a total of 56 permits for solar electric systems, down 50 percent from 102 in.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 4th, 2018

Solar PV permits down 45% on Hawaii"s Big Island in November

Hawaii's Big Island has suffered its third consecutive month with a year-over-year decline in the number of solar photovoltaic permits. Last month, Hawaii County issued a total of 56 permits for solar electric systems, down 45 percent from 102 in.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 5th, 2018

Study: Solar industry sees total revenue loss of $6.7 million amid Covid-19

The Hawaii Solar Energy Association found that the solar industry has felt a total revenue loss of $6.7 million between mid- March and mid-April. according to the Covid-19 Business Impact Survey it conducted......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 19th, 2020

Travel, Airline Stocks In Focus Amid Fresh Weakness; Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers

And so, the see-saw ride continues. Today, we’re on the side go.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaMar 18th, 2020

Hawaii saw 17.2% increase in solar jobs, study shows

According to the latest report released by The Solar Foundation, a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., Hawaii saw a 17.2% increase in jobs in the solar industry, ranking 10th in emerging job growth......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 6th, 2020

HEI"s been "pulled" toward renewable energy, "but they"ve hardly led," Hawaii senator says

Marco Mangelsdorf, president of ProVision Solar in Hilo, noted that while Hawaiian Electric has announced several utility-scale renewable projects over the past several years, not enough of them have gone online to make a difference......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 13th, 2019

Volkswagen brings electric cars to Rwanda for ride-hailing service

Volkswagen is importing a batch of electric powered Golf models into Rwanda for a local ride-hailing service, establishing a bridgehead in the country that it hopes to expand to other nations as it seeks to increase market share globally......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 29th, 2019

Installing solar increases Hawaii home values, study finds

Turns out going solar can help Hawaii residents to "go green" in more ways than one — that's according to a recent study by real estate website Zillow that found that having solar installed in a median-valued Hawaii home can increase its value .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 21st, 2019

Local businesses fund phase one of Hawaiian Electric Cos." community solar project

"With a lot of people who do not own a roof — renters, apartment dwellers, etc. — we are creating an opportunity to become part of the solar revolution and help Hawaii get to 100% renewables.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 18th, 2019

Three questions with Colin Yost of RevoluSun

After having 10 years under its belt in the solar industry RevoluSun continues to see growth as it helps Hawaii navigate the energy and storage landscape......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2019

Hawaii regulators OK 6 solar-plus-storage systems for Hawaiian Electric Cos.

The Hawaiian Electric Cos. won approval from state regulators this week for six grid-scale solar-plus-battery-storage projects by four developers on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, in what the utility is calling “largest and lowest-cost portfolio.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 29th, 2019

Uber buys Jump Bikes as it looks beyond cars

Uber is acquiring New York-based electric bikeshare firm Jump Bikes as the ride-hailing giant continues to try to reshape transportation......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 9th, 2018

Maui"s first large-scale solar project goes online

Maui took another step toward Hawaii's goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045 after the island's first large-scale solar project went online over the weekend. On Saturday, Kenyon Energy, in partnership with Maui Electric Co., flipped the switch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 7th, 2018

Maui solar PV permits fall 22% over first six months of 2018

Mangelsdorf attributes the lower permit numbers on Maui to several factors, including the requirement of a conditional approval letter from Maui Electric Co. and high number of existing rooftop solar on Lanai and Molokai, part of MECO's service territory......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 16th, 2018

Hawaiian Electric receives 12 applications for community solar projects

Concerns that Hawaii's new community solar program may not attract sufficient interest, especially during the initial program phase, seem to have been unfounded after Hawaiian Electric received 12 applications within the first 10 days of its launch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 20th, 2018

Hawaii regulators approve interim rate increase for Maui Electric

Hawaii regulators issued an interim decision approving Maui Electric Co.'s first base-rate increase in more than six years. The approved interim rate increase will raise the monthly residential bill for 500 kilowatt-hours by $5 on the Valley Isle, t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2018