Sunetric, Sunnova team up to offer solar + storage systems in Hawaii
Sunetric and residential solar installer Sunnova Energy have teamed up to offer solar-plus-storage products for residential customers in Hawaii.
The partners will offer customers the PowerStack product on a lease basis with monthly payments and no money down.
- The product is aimed at self-supply customers who elect to install solar systems and not export excess power to the grid under Hawaii’s regulatory regime.
When Hawaii rescinded its net metering program, it replaced it with two options. It allows customers to self supply and not export to the grid or to install solar systems and export to the grid but be paid at lower rates than those that applied under the net metering regime.
The new regime was tough on new solar installations for a while, but they are now starting to take off. They also provide a good market for pairing residentail solar and storage systems, particularly for the self-supply option.
Sunetric and Sunnova say that by including energy storage with a solar system, customers can benefit from an expedited regulatory review and approval process.
“Through their well-established local marketing and sales channels, Sunetric will offer our advanced solar+storage system as one of the most affordable and effective solar power solutions available in Hawaii,” Jordan Frugé, chief marketing officer at Sunnova, said in a statement.
Sunrun and Tesla are two other companies eyeing the Hawaii market. Sunrun reported last month it had sold 1,000 of its Brightbox offering—which pairs its solar power generation with smart inverter technology and home battery storage—in Hawaii.
Correction: This post has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of a solar company's name. It is Sunnova, not Sonnova.
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