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Energy firm offers scholarship | West Hawaii Today, April 16, 2014

West Hawaii Today | April 16, 2014

Energy firm offers scholarship

Applications are now available for the Alternate Energy Inc. $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is available to all Hawaii students attending an accredited university for the fall 2014 semester. Students in all fields of study are qualified for the award.

The scholarship submission deadline is July 27. The winning student will be notified on or before Aug. 11.

Alternate Energy Inc., based out of Oahu, has been a frontrunner in Hawaii’s solar energy movement for more than 20 years, striving to educate Hawaii residents on the financial and environmental benefits of choosing solar energy. [...] Read the full story on West Hawaii Today.

Honolulu sees continued solar energy permit decline | Pacific Business News, April 14, 2014

Pacific Business News | April 14, 2014 by Duane Shimogawa

Despite being ranked as the top major U.S. city for solar energy growth, Honolulu saw its 12th straight month of year-over-year decline in the number of solar photovoltaic permits issued last month, according to data from the City and County of Honolulu collected by Hilo-based ProVision Solar President Marco Mangelsdorf.

There were 622 permits issued in March, nearly 40 percent fewer than the same month last year.

From April 2012 to March 2013, there were a total of 17,766 PV permits issued by the city, compared to 12,185 permits issued from April 2013 to March, a drop of 31 percent.

During the first quarter of 2014, the top five solar energy contractors in Honolulu in terms of sales volume were Vivint Solar, SolarCity, Alternate Energy, Hawaii Energy Connection and RevoluSun. [...] Read the full story on Pacific Business News.

A solar installer installs photovoltaic panels on a roof near Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in this undated file photo. (Photo by: Tina Yuen)

Get Hired | Midweek, March 26, 2014

Midweek Cover Story | March 26, 2014 by Christina O’Connor

Presented by ‘Honolulu Star-Advertiser,’ along with and Alternate Energy, the 2014 Career Expo is designed to connect companies with their ideal employees

Like many college seniors across the state, University of Hawaii at Manoa student Ian Ross is staring down a particularly busy couple of months: He’s been reworking his resume, filling out job applications and interviewing with various companies. Ross, an economics major, already has an impressive list of work experience in government, nonprofit and finance, and he wants a job where he can put his skills to use – and one that ideally will put him on a management track. Ha Vong, another UH senior who is majoring in marketing, also hopes to find a job that provides opportunities to move up.

More than 80 companies are participating in the 2014 Career Expo, including these representatives: (from left) Alternate Energy marketing coordinator Shannon Nagaoka, Alternate Energy director of marketing Michael Ito, Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii Chapter executive director Melissa Pavlicek, Argosy University president Warren Evans, Express Employment Professionals owner Lisa Daijo and Society for Human Resource Management Aloha Chapter president Ha Vong. Photo By Nathalie Walker

With their lofty career goals, Ross and Vong both have decided to make the 2014 Career Expo, which takes place April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, part of their job searches. [...] Read the full story on Midweek.