In Hawaii, which has the nation’s most aggressive renewable energy portfolio standard, Sunetric and Sunnova have partnered to offer home solar power with energy storage systems, allowing customers to join the state’s customer self-supply (CSS) program. The new systems have no up front costs and are repaid via a monthly lease.
The systems will be installed by Sunnova Energy and will include energy storage from Sunetric, a subsidiary of RGS Energy. "As one of the leading full service renewable energy providers in Hawaii, Sunetric is a perfect partner to introduce our new PowerStack service plan to the Aloha State," said Jordan Frugé, Chief Marketing Officer at Sunnova Energy. "Through their well-established local marketing and sales channels, Sunetric will offer our advanced solar+storage system as one of the most affordable and effective solar power solutions available in Hawaii."
The systems will allow users to benefit from the lower costs of solar power day and night. In addition, the systems qualify for an expedited PUC review and approval process since they allow the solar panels to operate without the grid.
"Through our partnership with Sunnova, a leading residential solar service provider in the U.S., we can now offer Hawaii residents a very competitive and affordable solar solution that can provide around-the-clock renewable energy," said Darren Jennings, Vice President of Sunetric. "With PowerStack, going solar is now an even more attractive option for Hawaiians residents looking to lower their energy costs."
The grid in Hawaii has traditionally relied on imported diesel fuel to power it electric generation, a costly process. But the state is quickly ramping up the amount of solar and wind it has as renewable portfolio standard that’s the highest in the nation—all its electric generation from renewables by 2045. The CSS program was designed to help the state to achieve 100 percent renewable energy.Tweet