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June 17, 2015 by ... ...

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Something Astounding Just Happened in the Solar Energy World

February 12, 2015 by Nigel Morris

You've read the Hawaiian announcement last week about micro inverter manufacturer Enphase. It alluded to a big thing but I couldn’t quite work out what had happened so I called some friends. The reality of what these guys just did and have achieved in the real world is really quite astonishing.[read more]

Can Microinverters Stabilize Hawaii's Shaky Grid?

February 7, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Hawaii Grid Stability

Hawaii leads the U.S. in rooftop solar penetration, with one in nine customers, tying their PV systems into the state’s grids. About 3/5 of those solar systems use microinverters from Enphase, who lead the market for DC-to-AC devices that sit at the solar panels themselves, rather than next to the power meter.[read more]

Will Solar Energy in Hawaii Be a Test Case for High Grid Penetration?

February 3, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

Solar in Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Companies issued a press release titled “Rooftop PV enjoys another strong year in Hawaii.” The release started out sounding as celebratory as its title suggested, proclaiming the “rapid growth in rooftop solar” in the state, but it finished by warning of the dangers to the grid of so much solar.[read more]