And we are a top rated Maui Solar PV company,
by an independent, 3rd party review firm, SolarReviews.com.
Pacific Energy is now distinguished as a “Premier” Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer on Maui. The Powerwall is the best price for solar performance, Lithium-Ion battery on the market. Tesla Powerwall carries an industry leading 10 year warranty. This 13.5kwh battery has an integrated inverter and thermal management system. Maximize solar self-consumption, backup power, and off-grid capability. Scalable, up to 10 Maui Tesla Powerwalls, on a single Tesla Energy Gateway, making them a viable storage solution for any Maui solar project.
Starting at 415 watts per module, Maxeon is the world’s leading edge, super high performance Solar PV module manufacturer. Backed by a 40 year product warranty, 40 year performance guarantee and 40 year service warranty. These modules are built to last and have a very high temperature stability. Pacific Energy chose Maxeon as our primary PV module supplier, because Maxeon’s cell technology is fundamentally different than any other solar PV module being built today. Built to last 40+ years, they are a perfect fit for Hawaii’s hot, humid, and highly corrosive environment. Most conventional panels tend to degrade around 0.75%/year, Maxeon panels have proven to degrade at less than one-third of that rate, or about 0.2%/year.3 To translate into real results – that means a Maxeon panel delivers up to 25% more energy in its first year of operation. In year 25, that advantage grows to about 45% more energy, for an average of 35% more energy during the first 25 years.
Enphase Micro-inverters are the most reliable inverters on the market. With an Enphase Energy System, every solar panel is equipped with its own microinverter, so if one panel slips into the shade or experiences a rare glitch, the other panels keep generating power. With an automatic 25 year warranty, you can feel at ease knowing you are covered.
With an unmatched price for performance, SolarEdge blends the flexibility and solar panel level performance and monitoring of the micro inverter with the reliability and efficiency of a string inverter. The SolarEdge three-fold architecture consists of power optimizers which perform module level power point tracking, a very reliable Inverter, and Internet communications for module-level monitoring and solar yield reporting. You can optionally extend the 12 year inverter warranty, to 25 years. The Optimizers also come with a standard 25 year solar warranty.
SolarEdge Technology Overview Video:
While MECO’s Net Metering solar program has been closed, we still have three
other Maui Solar PV options with an average payback time period of 5-7 years!
With MECO’s “Net Metering” (NEM) program, the solar pv system sends all excess solar energy back to the grid, after powering the loads. You receive full credit for the energy you send back to the grid at a 1:1 ratio. This credit rate is NOT subject to change. Any excess kwh credits are banked on a yearly basis. Excess credits are rolled over to the next month, until your “anniversary date”. Your anniversary date can be changed to any month you wish, but only one time. After the anniversary date, any credits are lost and the process restarts. This program is closed forever, but all current NEM agreements are grandfathered. However, it’s not too late to get solar for your Maui home.
Export all excess solar energy back to Maui’s Utility grid and receive a 12.17 cent credit, per kWh, for use at night. Credits can only be used for the current billing cycle. Unused credits are lost at the end of each billing cycle.
Keep all excess solar energy on site by storing it in your battery. Use the Sun’s energy during the day and the stored energy from the battery at night to massively reduce your electric bill. MECO will provide additional energy to your home if the battery is low. This program gives you the option of having battery backup, for emergency circuits or the entire home, in the event of a power outage. This program is currently open. This program will be the best option for most Maui homeowners going forward.
Keep all excess energy on site by storing it in your battery. Use the Sun’s energy during the day and the stored energy from the battery at night. If you already have grid power on Maui, we recommend that you stay connected to MECO.
Four Simple Steps to a Successful Solar System Installation on Maui:
Contact Pacific Energy to schedule an appointment to evaluate your home or business on Maui and answer any questions you may have. We will design a solar system to meet your needs and send you a proposal for the solar project detailing costs, savings with tax incentives, equipment and warranties. There is no obligation and no cost for the consultation and proposal.
If you are satisfied with the proposal, we will submit your Maui Solar PV application to MECO for approval. There is a $500 application processing fee. This does not obligate you to install a solar panel system or use Pacific Energy as your solar contractor. This is to help us cover the cost of creating the wiring diagram and siteplan, which is part of the application process. This fee will be applied toward the cost of your Solar PV system. If you are off-grid, then there is no need to submit an application.
Once we receive your approval from MECO and you have an installation date in mind, we will send you an installation agreement. Once you are satisfied with the agreement and have signed it, we schedule your installation date. Then, we install your PV system. There will be a short waiting period as the Maui County MECO conduct their inspections. During this time, we will connect your PV system to the internet for 24/7 monitoring. This will allow you to track how much energy your Solar System is generating.
Once Maui County and MECO have completed their inspections, we turn your Solar PV system on! Now you can relax and enjoy your savings, knowing that you are helping the environment.
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