31 Dec '13, 10am

Utilities Feeling Rooftop Solar Heat Start Fighting Back

Utilities Feeling Rooftop Solar Heat Start Fighting Back

A flip-flop wearing Walker stands in his driveway pointing to a ubiquitous neighborhood feature — solar panels on the roofs of five of six houses nearby. He lives in Ewa Beach, a development on the sultry leeward coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu built on land cleared of sugar cane fields. Shade is scarce and residents here call their homes “hot boxes,” requiring almost round-the-clock air conditioning. Hawaii, which imports pricey oil to power its electricity grid, has the highest utility rates in the nation — at 37 cents a kilowatt-hour, they’re more than double California and triple the national average. With bills for 1,600 square foot houses like these running as high as $400 a month, solar is seen as less a green statement than an economic no-brainer given state and federal tax credits for as much as 65 percent of installation costs. Almost every day since Walker ...

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