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An order by Hawaii's Public Utilities Commission will allow more rooftop solar system owners to take part in the state's previously closed grid supply program, which allows customers to export unused energy from solar panel systems back to the grid in exchange for credit on their electrical bills. The order will clear a backlog of grid supply customers and open the program to new participants.
HONOLULU (February 21, 2017)—Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI) has promoted Ross Kutsunai to director of sales.
He manages a team of 20 project developers and liaisons with AEI’s engineering, design, operations and administrations departments on behalf of the renewable energy firm’s PV, home energy storage, HVAC, solar water heating and electric vehicle charging customers.
Kutsunai was formerly a project developer and has been with AEI since 2009. His previous experience includes 12 years in pharmaceutical sales and management.
AEI recently partnered with The Ronald McDonald House of Hawaii to help them lower their energy bills by installing a set of Mitsubishi solar panels and several A/C units throughout the organization's Judd Hillside House, located in Manoa.
Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI) is honored to receive the 1st place award for Hawaii’s Best Solar Company two years in a row!
Each year the Honolulu Star-Advertiser carries out a survey encouraging the community to vote for their favorite everything in Hawaii, covering food trucks to fitness and all things in-between. Once votes have been tallied and the winners decided, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser recognizes “Hawaii’s Best”--as determined by you, the people.
Alternate Energy is proud to announce that it is one of the first Tesla Energy Authorized Resellers in Hawaii. AEI will offer Tesla Powerwall to new and current PV system owners on Oahu and Maui.
Tesla Powerwall, a rechargeable battery meant for residential use, stores energy captured through solar panels, offering the following benefits:
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When AEI received a call from a Kaimuki High School teacher seeking a mentor for a student project on HVAC technology, Joel Weber, our HVAC Foreman, volunteered to assist. What started as a simple Q&A session turned into much more. Joel helped the student design and create a sustainable AC unit using a cooler, ice and some items from the "AEI graveyard." The Kaimuki students displayed their projects at an evening presentation during which they honored their mentors.
AEI is proud to announce that Founder and President Bruce Ekimura was awarded the SBA Entrepreneurial Success of the Year Award for the County of Honolulu by the U.S. Small Business Association. According to the Hawaii SBDC Network, the award "recognizes the achievements of an accomplished small business person who started out as a small business and has since, with some assistance from the SBA, grown to exceed the small business size standards, or NAICs."
Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Contractor Program enables air conditioning contractors like Alternate Energy to offer greater value for its customers like additional technical training, achieve a level of experience and knowledge, and must uphold the essence of Mitsubishi Electric's integrity of high quality. In return, Diamond Contractors can offer a 12 year warranty for parts and compressor for their customers.
Alternate Energy is proud to be listed as a top photovoltaic provider in Pacific Business News Book of Lists, ranking the most popular companies in Hawaii. Check us out on pages 6 and 44!
AEI's owner and president, Bruce Ekimura, is featured on the back with Central Pacific Bank's VP, Lawrence Pai, and Alex!
We're looking forward to another great year serving the Hawaii community!