27 Aug '14, 11am

Hawaii to triple rooftop solar by 2030 Hawaii’s electric companies declared on Tuesday that they w…

Protesters hooked up a solar panel to an IV drip on a stretcher, lit candles, and wrote "get well" cards to the solar panel while singing an ancient prayer for sunshine. Image: Sierra Club. Hawaii’s electric companies declared on Tuesday that they would triple rooftop solar by 2030. As part of aiming for a minimum of 65% renewable energy generation and to cut electric bill costs by 20%, also by 2030, the electric companies, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light, collectively known as HECO, have released plans to upgrade the grid and boost solar. Utilities and grid firms will publish an annual limit for solar installs to ensure the grid can cope with demand. The new plans are for the Oahu, Maui County, and Hawaii Island electricity systems, to form a foundation for the Oceania state to utilise more renewable energy and use less fossil fuels. “Our energy...

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