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TESLA Powerwall 2 Now Available!

Read more about how H.E.S.S. can save on your monthly bills.

Read more about the recent Hawaii PUC changes to the solar market.

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Alternate Energy founder Bruce Ekimura receives SBA award

Bruce Ekimura started Alternate Energy in 1993 and it has become one of Hawaii’s most reliable renewable energy companies, operating on Oahu and Maui. 


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Just Store It!

The Home Energy Storage Solution (H.E.S.S.) is here!

The Home Energy Storage Solution (HESS) is a combination of home battery technology and Mitsubishi Electric solar panels.

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Its Official!

Mitsubishi Electric’s very own Elite Dealer and Certified Solar Contractor for Hawaii

Alternate Energy Inc. is proud to announce this recognition to responsibly sell and install Mitsubishi Electric’s premium solar panel to Hawaii!

PV-MLE Series

Mitsubishi Electric’s Monocrystalline Premium Module Line

The Mitsubishi Electric difference lies in all of the small details that add up for outstanding performance, reliability, and safety.

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What makes our solar panels premium solar panels?

We select the best products from companies that have a long standing track record proven for reliability, performance, and safety.

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PV-MLE Series

Technology / Quality / Reliability

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4 Busbar Cell : Industry-leading innovation of integrating 4 busbars into each cell, internal electrical resistance is reduced, boosting cell output by 3%.

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Anti-reflective Glass : Mitsubishi’s own anti-reflective, non-porous coating to Increase light transmittance means, increased power output and efficiency.

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Double Corrosion-resistant Coating : Due to two separate corrosion-resistant coatings, intelligent design, and high quality of materials used in panel construction, Mitsubishi solar panels can be safely installed in high salt concentration in the air.

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Half-cut cells : By reducing the current in each busbar, means increased overall efficiency.

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High Precision Automation : Mitsubishi’s module lines are highly automated with their own factory automation equipment. Quality set at the highest standards.

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Internal Testing Standards : Mitsubishi’s philosophy: build to last. Mitsubishi solar panels undergo rigorous internal testing, using strict parameters that go well beyond international standards.

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Linear Output Warranty : 25-year linear output warranty, guaranteeing 5.5% output performance than standard tiered warranties.

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Newly Designed Junction Box : Complete re-design from the ground up reducing the amount of emitted heat by 66%. Top safety and fire protection has been maintained with Mitsubishi’s unique four-layer encapsulating design.

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What Our Customers are Saying

Alternate Energy's rep Radford Nakamura provided straightforward guidelines and reinforced my product research with Mitsubishi panels. All documents were completed and install schedule was as programmed. HECO net metering was completed one month after work completed ...

Read Review - Art W. 

I met and talked with many solar panel companies, but was most impressed with Alternate Energy for their product, Mitsubishi 255w panels and price. Miles was very knowledgable and was able to answer any question I had. The communication with this ...

Read Review - Gayle H. 

Just an Excellent experience. Alternative was actually our lowest bid (even lower thanks to Angie's List discounts) and by far, the best of those we had coming through for quotes--thorough examination, quick estimates, knowledgeable. We worked with a top notch ...

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> AEI Awards & Achievements

Achievements & Accreditation

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    Top Residential Solar Contractor
    2012, 2013
    By Number of Permits From the Department of Permits & Planning of Honolulu
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    Mitsubishi Electric Photovoltaic
    The Nation’s Only Elite Dealer
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    Mitsubishi Electric HVAC
    Elite Diamond Contractor
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    NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge
    NABCEP is known as the “gold standard” for PV and Solar Heating Installation
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    Accredited BBB Business
    We have an A+ rating!
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    Fully Licensed For The Job
    C-13, C-61, C-62, C52
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    Hawaii Solar Energy Association
    Local Member
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    Solar Energy Industries
    National Member
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    Solar Power World
    National Top 400 Solar Contractor
    #1 Top Hawaii Solar Contractor