Hawaii Solar Companies – The Complete List

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There are more solar companies in Hawaii than almost anywhere.

In just the first 6 months of 2012, over 114 solar companies applied for 5,000 solar permits in Hawaii, and the state ranks 7th in the nation for installed solar capacity.

And for good reason: Hawaii has now become the first state to achieve grid parity for solar photovoltaics. Grid parity means that the cost of renewable energy is less than or equal to the power produced by conventional sources. In lay-man’s terms this means that installing solar on your home pays for itself really quickly in Hawaii.

We’ll say it again to be clear: producing solar energy in Hawaii is the same price or cheaper then other, dirtier sources of electricity.. This situation has led to the boom of solar companies in Hawaii as more and more people are looking for regular supply of low-cost clean energy. The ever-increasing cost of conventional energy means the market for Hawaiian solar isn’t going anywhere.

How do you find a good solar company in Hawaii?

We’ve listed all the installers in Hawaii that we know about (please let us know if we’ve missed something) along with some tips for finding a good solar company. When there are hundreds of solar companies around already, how do you choose a right one that fit your needs?

Additional resources for finding solar installers in Hawaii:

  1. Yelp Hawaii Solar Company Listings – Yelp, as always, is a great source for reviews and information. We wouldn’t recommend taking this as the definitive answer, but you can learn a lot from the reviews here. One thing to keep in mind: Unhappy customers tend to seek out forums like Yelp to voice complaints. Satisfied customers usually don’t.
  2. Hawaii Solar Energy Association members – The HSEA is the primary industry group promoting solar energy in Hawaii and members here may be more reputable/well established.
  3. Better Business Bureau Solar Energy Company Rankings – Although the BBB is a paid service (members pay to be included) you can find a great deal of information about solar companies here, including the BBB’s own ranking.
  4. Word of Mouth – We don’t have a link for this one, but by now you must know someone who went solar. Ask them how it went! This is probably the best way to learn about a solar installer and may answer questions you never would have thought to ask.Most people who spend a lot of money on something are excited to talk about it. Ask your neighbors who their solar installer was, what you should know about finding an installer (and if they recommend the same company to do the job), and other things you should know.
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List of Solar Companies in Hawaii (under construction):

NAME LOCATION BBB Rating YELP RATING CONTACT
21st Century Technologies Honolulu A+ N/A 808 373-4559
Affordable Solar Contracting Wahaiwa A+ N/A 808-622-1255
Aloha Plumbing & Solar Service Honolulu A+ N/A 808 676-0757
Alternate Energy Honolulu A+ 4.0 Stars 808-842-5853
American Electric Honolulu A+ N/A 808 848-0751
Bonterra Solar Honolulu A- 3.0 Stars 808 548-7657
Brown’s Plumbing & Solar Honolulu A+ 0 Star 808 216-5596
C&J Solar Solutions Kaneohe A+ 1.0 Star 808 247-8064
Dakmi Solar Kaneohe A+ 1.0 Star 808 845-6601
Distributed Energy Partners (DEP) Honolulu A+ N/A 808-748-8888
Energy One Plus, LLC Honolulu A+ N/A 808 847-3959
Eco Resources LLC Pukalani A- N/A 808 572-0598
Energy Industries Honolulu A+ N/A 877 839-7305
Giant Solar Waipahu A+ N/A 808 375-6544
Green Team Organization Hanapepe A+ N/A 808 240-0460
Green Power Projects LLC Haleiwa A+ N/A 808-447-9742
GREEN VISION LLC Kaneohe A+ N/A 808 236-1110
GSI Solar LTD Honolulu A+ N/A 808 845-5881
Haleakala Solar Honolulu A+ 5.0 Stars 808-955-0050
Hawaii Solar Kapolei A- N/A 808 682-2041
Hawaiian Energy Honolulu A+ N/A 808 927-2169
Hawaiian Island Solar Kailua A- 3.0 Stars 808 261 9740
HIEV Makawao A+ N/A 808 870-5302
Hiwindpower Makawao A+ N/A 808 573-1755
Hoku Solar Pocatello A+ N/A 208.235.6000
Honeywell Utility Solutions Honolulu A+ N/A 808 591-6705
Island Pacific Energy Honolulu A+ 5.0 Stars 808-377-4570
Island Solar Service A+ 5.0 Stars
Kona Solar Service, LLC A+ N/A 808-557-3756
Lumen Solar Honolulu A- N/A
Maui Koa Solar A+ N/A
Maui Pacific Solar Puunene A+ N/A 808 280-6627
Maui Solar Project Kihei A+ N/A 808.269.2352
Mercury Solar Port Chester A+ 1.0 Star 914-637-9700
Nohoana Solar Technologies Wailuku A+ N/A 888.923.1110
Photonworks Honolulu A- 5.0 Stars 808.951.4100
Poncho’s Solar A+ 2.0 Stars
REC Solar A+ N/A
Revolusun A- 2.0 Stars 808.419.7352
Rising Sun Solar Haiku A+ N/A 808 575-2202
R&R Solar Supply Honolulu A+ N/A 808 842 0011
Save on Solar A- N/A
Saving Oahu’s Solar A+ N/A
Solar City Mililani A+ 3.5 Stars 888 765-2489
Solar Engineering & Contracting A+ N/A 808 842-7110
Solar Services Hawaii A- 3.5 Stars
Sopogy Honolulu A+ N/A 808 237-2401
Sun King A- N/A 808-214-1487
Sun Energy Solutions A- N/A
Stan’s Electrical Service LLC A+ N/A 518 654-9649
Sunetric Kailua A+ 3.0 Stars 808 242-2722
SunHedge Kailua A+ N/A 808-497-1492
The Plumbing Contractors & Solar Professionals A+ N/A