Hawaii Energy Connection has been providing solar energy solutions to Hawaii residence for the past 9 years. Their KumuKit residential energy package is named for its ability to start customers on the path to harnessing the sun's energy and be a part of creating a more sustainable future. Hawaii Energy Connection offers consumers a quality product coupled with experience in the solar industry.
Hawaii Energy Connection uses an online monitoring system from Enphase called MyEnlighten. This system can be downloaded via smartphone, tablet, or computer. The MyEnlighten system monitors the overall functionality of the solar system checking for health and performance. It also monitors system production and allows the user to view energy production by month, day, or hour. Users can also analyze solar system performance against historical weather data.
Every install performed by Hawaii Energy Connection comes with a comprehensive warranty. The warranty includes 3 separate components:
The length for each of these warranties is at the top of what is being offered by most of the solar energy providers we have reviewed. Hawaii Energy Connection's comprehensive warranty gives consumers peace of mind that their solar system will be protected for at least half of the average life expectancy of most solar systems.
Hawaii Energy Connection launched its business in 2007 and has been offering solar energy services to Hawaii residents since that time. Its several years in the industry have given Hawaii Energy Connection the opportunity to adapt its services to meet the needs of consumers and change policies as the industry has changed. This may give Hawaii Energy Connection an advantage over many of the other solar companies we have reviewed who have been in business for 3 years or less.
Hawaii Energy Connection exclusively offers services to Hawaii residence. Most solar energy consumers will not be able to utilize its solar energy services based solely on location. Consumers located outside of Hawaii will have to look for a solar energy service provider servicing their area.
Hawaii Energy Connection heavily emphasizes the benefits of owning rather than leasing a solar system. Its main arguments are that leasing or using a PPA (power purchase agreement) sends tax incentives out of state to the leasing company instead of benefiting the system owner's economy and leasing a system does not provide significantly lower energy costs while owning a solar system typically does. For these reasons, Hawaii Energy Connection only offers cash payment or loan purchase options. This may frustrate some potential consumers who would like the option to lease or opt into a PPA.
Stephen Liao Honolulu, HI
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