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About Us. Independent Energy Hawaii.

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Independent Energy Hawaii Solar Installation

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer many different options for your solar panels which include but are not limited to: Panasonic, REC, LG, Q Cell and Hyundai. 

Looking for a battery solution? Work with our team of storage experts to determine the best fit for you. Popular battery offerings include Generac, Enphase and Fortress batteries! 

At Independent Energy we are committed to quality. Offering only the best materials available in the market.

Independent Energy was founded upon a core belief that customers wanting to go solar needed a more transparent, fair and most importantly, a simpler, way to go solar. With our team of dedicated professionals we are able to provide customers with an unmatched level of expertise and commitment to quality.

With your current HECO bill, and a site survey of your home, we are able to build a system that can meet your energy needs based on the current consumption of your home. With all of this information we can give you the most accurate estimate and system size for your home!

Independent Energy offers an array of financing options. Loan options range from 18 months to 25 years with interest rates as low as 0% APR. To find the best fit for you and your home give us a call at (808) 460-6015 or fill out our estimate form for your complimentary quote! 

Feel free to fill out our form on our website or if you would like to speak with a representative give us a call at (808) 460-6015!

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.