06 Sep '13, 6pm

IREC Applauds Hawaiian Utility for Easing Access to Solar Power

IREC Applauds Hawaiian Utility for Easing Access to Solar Power

On September 6, the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) announced steps to enable more rooftop solar systems to connect to the grid. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) commends HECO’s announcement and its path-charting model for renewable energy integration. Since 2010, IREC has been collaborating extensively with Hawaiian utilities and stakeholders on interconnection reform. “The utility’s new framework will allow more people in Hawai‘i to connect rooftop solar systems more quickly and at lower costs,” said IREC’s attorney Tim Lindl. “The changes outlined by HECO will enhance the State’s reputation as a shining light for solar energy.” Copyright 2000 by Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., all rights reserved. That reputation is well deserved; the amount of solar on the Islands’ electric grids has nearly doubled every year since 2008. Hawai’i has also eclipsed ...

Full article: http://www.irecusa.org/2013/09/irec-applauds-hawaiian-uti...

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