Feedback sought on Molokai shared solar program

The Maui News

Hawaiian Electric is seeking input on a shared solar program for Molokai that would allow customers without rooftop solar to still benefit from renewable energy savings.

The company will hold a virtual meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 to collect feedback from Molokai residents and business owners, renewable energy developers and other interested parties.

Shared solar projects, also known as the Community-Based Renewable Energy program, allow utility customers who cannot or do not want to put solar panels on the rooftop of their homes or businesses to benefit from renewable energy savings through a subscription to a generation facility on their island in exchange for credit applied to their electricity bill. Eligible participants include homeowners or businesses not currently enrolled in any other Hawaiian Electric solar program such as Net Energy Metering.

In March, the company submitted a draft request for proposals for shared solar projects on Molokai to the Public Utilities Commission for review. Feedback at the Aug. 11 meeting will determine updates to the shared solar request for proposals for the island.

To join the meeting, visit hawaiianelectric.com/communitymeetings, view it live on Akaku channel 54 or watch a livestream on Hawaiian Electric’s Facebook page. Participants can ask questions and provide feedback during the meeting or send in advance to CBRERFP@hawaii anelectric.com. The virtual session will also be recorded and available for post-event viewing at hawaiianelectric .com/products-and-services/ customer-renewable-programs/shared-solar/cbre-resources.

For more information on shared solar and to review the current draft request for proposals and power purchase agreement for Molokai, visit hawaiianelectric.com/sharedsolar.


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