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KIUC’s upward movement on renewable penetration and downward trend on rates is expected to continue through 2021.
It may take a while for visitors to return to Hawaii, but local product companies can bring Hawaii to them via e-commerce.
It will now be faster and simpler for many residential and some small commercial customers to receive approval for on-site solar photovoltaic installations without worrying about the need for a possible interconnection study, Hawaiian Electric announced today. As of October 1, most residential and some commercial customers of Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric Light Company can install certified single-phase PV systems up to 10 kW on single-phase transformers and participate in Net Energy Metering (NEM) with no interconnection study. In addition, any customer of the three companies who paid for an interconnection study and system upgrades to install a 10 kW or smaller single-phase PV system will be refunded the cost of the study and any upgrades.
The Navy’s Office of Naval Research, under the Asia Pacific Technology Education Program, announced today that it will invest $30 million dollars in the Hawaii-based Energy Excelerator. The new Navy commitment triples the funding that the program operated with over the past three years, showing that they recognize the value of Hawaii as an ideal place for new energy innovation. The Energy Excelerator funds seed-stage and growth-stage startups with compelling energy solutions and immediate application in Hawaii.
Entrepeneurs Sandbox
The opening of the tech focused hub, connecting Hawaii’s business, start up and creative communities marks the first phase of completion of the Kakaako Innovation Block
MEDICOM Technologies, Inc., a purveyor of technically advanced medical identification solutions, has introduced a multimedia-enabled interactive Medical I.D. Wristband. The device readily presents an individual’s complete medical history to emergency treatment personnel in critical situations. The first-of-its-kind, patent-pending MEDICOM Medical I.D. Wristband could be an industry game changer.
Wind Turbines
Hawaiian Electric achieved a 28.4 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard in 2019, despite having significantly lower wind energy production and not having Hawaii Island's geothermal resource available.
IEEE
Hawaiian Telcom Honored by World’s Largest Technical Professionals Organization for Commitment to Rural Broadband Deployment
A local group of entrepreneurs and developers yesterday unveiled ScreenFuse, an interactive social media display for businesses and special events. The web-based service creates an attractive, live-updating screen that can show real-time social media activity connected to a store, restaurant, hotel, concert, or conference. Screenfuse was developed in under a month by Hawaii-based web developer Evan Nagle, digital designer John Garcia, and L.A.-based entrepreneur Mike Prasad. The startup was incubated at The Greenhouse Innovation Hub in Kakaako.
COVID-19 could deal a major blow to small businesses. This directory will help residents feed their families while supporting their local eateries.