SB 722 Hearing Tomorrow, and Your Support is Needed

Please be aware: SB 722 is up for Committee hearing tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/1, 2:55 pm, Conf. Room 225, State Capitol). SB 722 amends the “Barrel Tax” to, among other things, provide additional funding to DBEDT to continue efforts towards reducing Hawaii’s dependency on oil. It is a very important bill for the future of the…read more

Sunetric Opposes the Passage of HB566, and Would Love Your Support

Over the last couple of years, a number of bills have made their way to the Hawaiian legislature that would serve to reduce the solar tax credit, thereby stifling clean energy innovations and disincentivizing businessowners and homeowners that would otherwise invest in solar. One such bill is HB566, which limits the total amount of the…read more

Looking Ahead: Clean Energy Initiatives

This week we heard both Governor Abercrombie’s State of the State address as well as President Obama’s State of the Union address. It’s clear that on both a state and national level, clean energy initiatives are going to be important issues for the upcoming year and well into the future.<br/><br/>State of the State<br/><br/> Neil Abercrombie…read more

Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation Symposium – Jan. 26

Sunetric CEO Alex Tiller will be part of a panel discussion on financing renewable energy systems tomorrow, January 26th at the Ala Moana Hotel. Please see below for more information and click here to view the symposium brochure. <br/><br/> Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation Symposium “Innovative Resources & Strategies for Business, Non-Profits, Developers and Community Builders”…read more

New SunRun Report: Better Solar Permitting Would Save Consumers Money

Today SunRun released a very thorough permitting report entitled Impact of Permitting on the Cost of Solar. The report is available for download here. Feel free to take a look; though it is national report, the issues and the recommendations made are very important locally. Sunetric was intimately involved in providing valuable research data for…read more

Federal Cash Grants for Commercial Solar Extended to 2011

Last month, President Obama signed into effect the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. While billed as a stimulus package of economic and tax relief measures, there is one section in particular which will spur growth in the solar industry in 2011. <br/><br/> Section 1603 of the act extended a…read more

2011 New Year Solar Resolution

Happy Happy New Year Sunetric community!!!  The team here at Sunetric hope your 2011 is off to a fantastic start.<br/><br/> Each year millions of people across the world make new year resolutions to get in shape, eat healthy, spend more time with the family, etc. yet more often than not this last only a few…read more

President Obama Extends Section 1603 Cash-Grant Program

If you asked the average person what the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section 1603 Program is, it’s doubtful that they would have any idea. But this program, with its unassuming and technical name, is actually one of the best government programs for developing solar technology and supporting the growth of the industry that’s available today. Simply…read more