Solar Made Simple


We are a locally owned and operated electrical contracting company specializing in solar installations, smart home upgrades, and solar system maintenance.


Here at Independent Energi Hawaii, we have create a 5-Step Process to make your solar journey as easy as possible. With that, we are there with you every step of the way. from the initial consultation, to the final installation, and beyond! We want to help you make informed decisions with confidence and include you in the whole process.


Here at Independent Energi Hawaii, we have create a 5-Step Process to make your solar journey as easy as possible. With that, we are there with you every step of the way. from the initial consultation, to the final installation, and beyond! We want to help you make informed decisions with confidence and include you in the whole process.


Our highly qualified team has been in the solar industry since 2008. With over 2,000 installations under our belt across all islands in Hawaii, you can feel confident that your project is in good hands.


Not all Hawaii solar companies are created equal – when deciding which solar company to work with, you need to make sure you are working with the best of the best and protecting your investment. We’ve earned a reputation in Hawaii for installing and maintaining quality solar systems and being transparent through the entire process– but that’s not all. We do the little things that help us stand out from the other options you have for solar panels in Hawaii.


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With our simplified and data-driven quoting process we can quickly determine the best solutions for your home.

Getting a quote shouldn’t make you feel like you are getting “sold”. We are here to educate the customer on which products are right for their unique scenario and help them in making an informed and educated buying decision.

We pride ourselves on our customer-first approach and the value that we bring to the customer.

Here’s What Our Client Say About Us

22:22 18 Apr 23
My family decided to work with Independent Energy as they are an excellent example of a family business in Hawaii, and we would rather do business with them than some of their larger corporate competitors who "bake-in" excessive margins, and confusing, unfavorable terms.Desta and James both clearly care about the people they interact with whether they be clients, employees, or partners. They are very knowledgeable about system design and state/federal tax incentives, and carefully walked us through each of these factors when developing our proposal. Their staff was also very respectful and demonstrated a sense of aloha when they came to do initial site visits and when they installed our 23kWDC solar PV system.We plan to use Independent Energy again in the future for our solar & battery storage needs and would recommend them to anyone looking to do the same.
Luz GuerreroLuz Guerrero
08:44 13 Apr 23
Great team of guys that work together really well and do quality work. Also cleaned up where they worked at the end of the day. They were helpful in providing us with quality up to date products and worked within our budget. We were always kept in the loop so communication was great. We looked at 5-6 solar companies and Independent Energy delivered !! No regrets thank you !!
John MakuaJohn Makua
23:02 11 Apr 23
I am extremely happy with doing business with Independent Energy Hawaii. Desta and the team were able to help analyze my current situation and set our family up for success. We are now more energy self sufficient. It was a pleasure working with Desta. This company is trustworthy, detailed and client focused on our families overall goal. They are very creditable and I would highly recommend Independent Energy Hawaii.
Carla Stroh-PalalayCarla Stroh-Palalay
02:43 05 Apr 23
Everything about this company is great! They explained everything in a very understandable manner. They replied to all phone calls and emails VERY quickly. The office guys are professional and easy to talk with, the installers explained everything along the way and the follow-up customer service has been great. Would highly recommend.
Brian HaukBrian Hauk
03:44 31 Oct 22
Very happy with my new energy system that was installed by Independent Energy Hawai'i. Desta and James were great to work with and went above and beyond to answer all my questions. I had been looking at installing a solar system for several years and chose Independent Energy because of the honest/no-hassle sales approach, quality/options of equipment offered, and excellent communication. I got 33 panels and two battery systems installed. Highly recommend Independent Energy to anyone looking for a solar system.

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Status: The program is capped at 50 megawatts (MW), as of right now we are at 6.2 MW.

  • Currently customers who are accepted into the program will receive $850 per kilowatt (kW).
  • After the first 15 MW is filled, the next 15 MW of committed capacity will receive $750 per kW.
  • After the next 15 MW is used the last 20 MW of committed capacity will receive $500 per kW.

Customers that are not currently enrolled in the company’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program will receive a fixed monthly bill credit for energy exported to the grid for three years. The credit is an amount equivalent to the respective retail rate for electricity exported during the two-hour period. After these three years are completed any underlying interconnection tariff export rates, if any, will apply.

Customers who wish to participate with an existing solar system and are presently enrolled in a customer energy program (such as Net Energy Metering, and Grid Supply or others) will continue to receive full benefits from these programs. Up to 5 kW of new panels may be added under existing programs. There is no limit on the size of an individual customer’s battery.

If you would like to add more than 5 kW of additional capacity of PV, it is possible as long as you still adhere to a 2:1 PV to battery output ratio. These apply to any interconnection tariff customers!


“We wholeheartedly recommend Independent Energy Hawaii for all your solar photovoltaic system needs. From our initial conversations with Desta to the final inspection with James, every interaction was extraordinarily positive. The team’s knowledge, honesty, and professionalism was exceptional. The whole process was done efficiently and reliably and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Every member of the team was professional, competent, and respectful in their dealings with us.”

– Sandy L


“Easily the most professional crew I ever had the pleasure of doing business with, and I never felt alone or in the dark thanks to Desta. He helped me with all my questions and I loved the fact that he was just a phone call away. Dedication to something like that is just hard to find nowadays. This company was a breath of fresh air for me and I wish I could do such an awesome crew justice with such a simple review. 10/10″

– Hank W


“Desta, Adam, Mike, Garrison and the rest of the Independent Energy Team are amazing. They were knowledgeable, responsive and helpful throughout our whole solar process. When issues came up (as they always do with projects), they went the extra mile to make sure everything worked properly.
Our panels and battery were installed on time as promised and are working great – just got our first ever $26 HECO bill!
This company cares about helping people and doing quality work, which is very rare these days. Hands down the best experience I’ve had with a company for home improvement/renovations. Highly recommend!”

– Matcha S.