Residential Services
Powering Your Home with Solar

Going solar with Independent Energy, the top solar company on Oahu for your home’s solar installation is an opportunity for you and your family to reduce electricity costs, guard your home against power outages and make a sustainable energy decision that will benefit future generations.

The peace of mind of having a great contractor on your side and the electric bill savings are just a couple of benefits you will start enjoying right away.

At Independent Energy Hawaii, we make it easy for you to start generating your own solar power at home.

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Homeowner Benefits

By switching to solar, customers not only help to make Hawaii more sustainable but solar allows homeowners to save substantially on their electricity costs. In Hawaii we have the highest cost of electricity in the country. Don’t power your home with fossil fuels that need to be shipped to Hawaii overseas, power your home with our most powerful natural resource, the sun!

Hawaii homeowners are fortunate to have both federal and state incentives available to them. These tax credits can help to reduce the total cost of your system by up to 60%! The state of Hawaii grants a 35% tax credit that is capped at $5,000 per 5kW system. Customers are able to qualify for multiple systems to increase their state tax credit amount. In 2022 the Federal tax incentive for going solar is 26% of the total contract price. In 2023 the incentive drops to 22% and in 2024 the federal government is set to end the tax credit program. Don’t wait until it is too late to qualify for the tax credits on your solar system. Talk to our team of experts that can help guide you through the tax credit details!

By adding a solar and battery system to your home you achieve an unmatched level of energy resiliency. With our solar and battery systems, homeowners are able to keep the lights on and the fridge running during a power outage. Never before have homeowners been able to seamlessly transition from on-grid to off-grid operation as they are able to do today. Bring your home into the new age of energy independence.

Here in Hawaii we have no shortage of sunshine. This makes solar an ideal choice for reaching our states renewable energy goals. With all of this sunshine you can capture the power of the sun nearly everyday of the year. The biggest threat to our climate is increased carbon emissions. By going solar you help to offset your home’s carbon emissions and save the planet with a reliable and environmentally friendly form of renewable energy.

How It Works

As a homeowner purchasing a solar system, you will be making a long-term investment in your property.

We take the time to answer all of your questions while we customize a solar solution that perfectly matches your home and your lifestyle.

We’ll look at the leading products on the market, including the latest battery, solar panel, and inverter innovations to keep your home on the cutting edge.

Your Needs Are Unique, and We Design Specifically for Your Home.

Here are some points we will be discussing with you to ensure the system is the perfect fit for your residence:

  • HECO Program types: Customer Self Supply, Customer Gird Supply Plus, NEM Plus, Emergency Demand Respond Program
  • Current electricity consumption
  • Impact of cash purchase vs. financing
  • Estimated solar production based on local weather patterns and your specific roof layout
  • Battery and/or generator backup systems
  • Future expansion possibilities
Our Process
1. Consultation
2. Design
3. HECO & HOA Approvals

4. Installation


5. Power On!

Solar Made Simple

Once you chose to work with Independent Energy, we take care of the rest. The process from signing to the installation date is typically 2-3 months. All approvals and permits needed for the solar installation will be handled by our team of solar experts. We will be sure to keep clear communication and update you accordingly throughout the process so you know exactly what stage your solar installation is in.


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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.