Hawaiian Electric Co. is now allowing more than 200 Oahu customers who already had solar photovoltaic contracts before it made changes to its interconnection policies to go ahead and connect to the grid, according to Sen. Mike Gabbard, chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Environment.
The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) announced steps to enable more rooftop solar systems to connect to the grid. the amount of solar on the Islands’ electric grids has nearly doubled every year since 2008. Hawai’i has also eclipsed all but one other state in the country in terms of solar watts installed per capita, according to IREC’s 2012 U.S. Solar Market Trends Report.