Many people mistakenly believe that once they have their solar panels installed, they can pretty much leave them alone in their place for all of eternity – and that’s simply not the case.

While solar panels have certainly been designed to be durable, long lasting, and relatively self-sufficient, they still need our assistance from time to time, ensuring that they’re working optimally.

At Independent Energy Hawaii, one of the services that we offer is solar panel cleaning, and this is a very effective way of making sure that you have the best possible solar panel installation at all times.

Solar power is a wonderful thing, but to truly harness the power of the sun, you need your solar panels to be free and clear of dust, muck, and debris.


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As solar panels are exposed to elements continually throughout the year, we highly recommend biannual panel cleaning at your residence. From algae, dirt, and grime build up, to bird’s nesting, these washings will allow for the highest daily production from your solar system. Our goal, is to ensure you are getting the best return on your investment.


Sometimes roofs needs to be replaced after solar installations have occurred. For us, that is not a problem. Our team is able to provide competitive rates to assist in a seamless removal while your roof is getting necessary repairs. After all work has been completed, our team will come back to reinstall back onto the new roof to have your system back up and running in no time.


Having troubles with your current solar system and need assistance? Even if we did not install your solar, we are more than happy to assist you on your solar maintenance. Please email us at with the details of your issue and we can work to create a plan of action to get the solar back up and running.


We believe that providing customers with the best solutions for their home requires a team that is dedicated to ensuring the solutions we offer are a good fit. By operating this way, our customers are given a truthful, transparent and educational outlook from the beginning of the project to the end.

With 20+ years of combined solar application and installation experience our team of experts have just about seen it all. We have the technical expertise to correctly and efficiently diagnose existing systems. Providing service for customers who have lost their solar providers or customers looking for a team of technical experts. 

We are the premier choice for government, commercial and residential customers alike. Our portfolio of maintenance and service projects is a testament to the high level quality and value of our team. We have long standing maintenance contracts with some of the biggest organizations and corporations in Hawaii.


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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.