Commercial Services


At Independent Energy Hawaii, we recognize that the environmental benefits alone are not always sufficient when you’re ready to invest in a solar power system – the numbers have to work as well.

A solar panel array saves the average business owner in Hawaii 25% on their energy costs.

High usage businesses like hospitals, universities, agriculture, and industrial manufacturing can expect to see a return on investment in as little as 6 years.

We present several options to you and examine your payback period, ROI, and tax advantages of the system we design.

Independent Energy Hawaii is ready to help your business take control of its energy costs by generating clean power onsite at your facility.

We can help you lower your energy costs, guard against outages, and all with the peace of mind of committing to clean energy.


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So many homeowners around the state come to us and trust us with their residential solar panel installation – but so have countless businesses and organizations with their commercial solar panel installation!

Not only do we offer installation on any type of building – we even can come out and service your existing panels if need be. We can reinstall, remove, clean, optimize – you name it, we can help.

When starting Independent Energy back in the day, we saw an abundance of sketchy, immoral practices going on.

We set out to change the narrative around solar businesses. If you’ve heard horror stories about these types of solar businesses or even worked with one yourself in the past – you know what we mean.

That’s why when you work with us, you can expect fairness and transparency from start to finish. We rely on a quick, data driven process that makes going solar incredibly straightforward. You’ll know exactly what you can expect from us, and your investment, before you pay a penny.

There is no doubt going solar requires a substantial investment. But you don’t have to pay it all up front at once.

Most businesses and organizations – and even homeowners – end up financing their solar panel system.

Instead of wondering how you’re going to secure financing and dealing with exorbitant interest rates at the bank, we can help you achieve funding that works for you so you don’t have to delay your installation or take out a second mortgage.

Our loan terms vary greatly so you can find one that works for you. With terms ranging from 10-25 years and interest rates as low as 2.99%, what more could you ask for?

This way, you actually do end up saving money on your solar panel investment rather than spending all your energy savings paying the investment back.


Your business is unique, and your solar power generation system should be too.

We start by analyzing your energy usage over the past year and developing systems that offset various percentages of your annual demand.

We deploy our state-of-the-art software tools and create system models that take your specific structure and location into account to generate bankable solar energy production estimates.

We then go over the projected savings, payback periods, tax advantages, and other financial aspects of each system scenario with your decision-making team.


Here are just a few of the things we will look at with you as we design your system:

  • System type: Rooftop vs. ground-mount array. We can even do carports or other structures depending on your site and your goals
  • Battery and/or generator backup systems
  • Future expansion possibilities


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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.