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 from having a great contractor on your side, and the savings on your electric bill are just a couple of benefits you will enjoy right away with solar for your home.

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 of Solar


With the highest electricity costs in the nation, Hawaii is the perfect place to save big with solar power. Make the switch and tap into substantial energy cost savings while reducing reliance on costly fossil fuels shipped to our island.


Hawaii homeowners enjoy generous state and federal incentives, reducing system costs by up to 60%. The state offers a 35% tax credit, up to $5,000 per 5kW system, and you can qualify for multiple systems. In 2022, the federal tax incentive is 26%, decreasing to 22% in 2023, with plans to end in 2024. Act now to secure these credits – our experts are here to guide you.


Elevate your home’s energy independence with our cutting-edge solar and battery system. During power outages, keep the lights on and the fridge running seamlessly. Experience a new era of energy resiliency and unlock added home value of up to 4.7% (up to $50,000).

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With abundant year-round sunshine, Hawaii is an ideal place for solar energy, aligning perfectly with our renewable energy goals. Going solar allows you to offset your home’s carbon emissions, which can save over 4 tons per year per household. Join the solution with reliable, eco-friendly solar energy and help create a cleaner, greener planet.

How Solar Works

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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 take the time to answer your questions and tailor a solar solution that’s an ideal match for your home and lifestyle. To ensure your system is the perfect fit, we dive into various aspects, including the latest innovations in batteries, solar panels, and inverters, keeping your home on the cutting edge.

We consider factors like:

  • HECO Programs: new programs started as of March 2024. 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

What Type Of Roofs Do We Install On

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We understand that many homeowners are curious about the compatibility of their roofs with solar installations. It's a question we get all the time, and we're here to provide the answers. The most popular choice for solar installations is asphalt shingle roofs. As long as your roof is in good condition, we're good to go, ensuring a smooth and efficient solar setup. But, here's the exciting part – we've got solutions for various roof types, including tile, metal, and flat roofs. For a deeper dive into how solar can work with your specific roof type, check out our informative blog post, "Is Your Home's Roof Made for Solar?"

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Solar Insure

Solar Insure

At Independent Energy, we proudly partner with Solar Insure to enhance our commitment to top-tier solar solutions. Solar Insure offers a 30-year insurance-backed monitoring and warranty, ensuring protection for panels and inverters even in cases of manufacturer insolvency or closure. With over 15 years of experience safeguarding solar investments, Solar Insure’s monitoring software streamlines service call and claims processing, while the transferable warranty enhances property value. Committed to providing five-star customer service, Solar Insure ensures that system owners receive prompt assistance and support, making your solar experience worry-free.

Our Home Installation Process

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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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Financing Options

Everyone can go solar! Request an estimate and ask us how we can help you finance your 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.