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Rising Sun Among First in Hawai’i to Offer Tesla Energy

February 8, 2016, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated August 19, 12:26 PM
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solar PIXABAYRising Sun Solar + Electric LLC has announced that it is among the first Tesla Energy authorized resellers and installers in the State of Hawai’i.

Based out of Maui and serving the entire state, Rising Sun Solar has added to its product offerings with Tesla Energy’s Powerwall home battery and Powerpack commercial battery.

“We are very proud to become a Tesla Energy authorized reseller and installer… Solar customers can save more money by adding a Powerwall to their home system than is currently possible with any standard solar system under the new utility rules,” said co-owner and founder of Rising Sun Solar Brad Albert.

As Net Energy Metering ends, solar customers are now able to choose from two options to connect to the utility grid: Grid Supply or Self Supply.

With the Powerwall, customers are able to maximizw solar energy consumption and cost savings under either supply option. The battery features self-consumption of solar energy for self-supply, as well as backup, grid services, load shifting, and peak shaving.

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“This product is the future of grid-ties storage and battery back-up,” according to Alberts.

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The Powerwall is able to provide battery back-up in the event of a utility power outage, however, the Tesla Home Battery systems do not currently work off-grid.

In addition to the Tesla Energy Powerpack for home-use, the battery systems are also being offered commercially. Tesla Energy Powerpack commercial batteries offer renewable firming, capacity/spinning reserve, load shifting, peak shaving, demand response, micro-grid, transmission/distribution support, backup, and grid services.

“Energy storage was the missing link on our path to 100 percent renewable energy in Hawai’i,” said Albert. “The Tesla Powerwall is a convenient, attractive, wall mounted product that is home ready. The product can easily be retrofitted into a regular home without additional venting, clearance of structural reinforcements. The future is here.”

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