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Renewable Energy for Your Future

Alternative Energy

“Electricity is one of the biggest expenses that can be eliminated through solar energy technology.”

– Michael Ito, Director of Marketing
Alernate Energy

“Electricity is one of the biggest expenses that can be eliminated through solar energy technology,” says Michael Ito, director of marketing at Alternate Energy. “Living in Hawaii, we are very fortunate to be greeted with an abundance of sunlight.”

Locally owned and operated since 1993, Alternate Energy remains committed to helping Hawaii residents and businesses make the switch to solar. “The majority of businesses that we’ve installed for PV systems are generally small business owners,” says Ito. “From warehouse owners to produce stores, it’s the smaller businesses of Hawaii who really need help to offset their expenses from Hawaii’s rising utility costs.”

At current rates of about $0.35c/kWh, predicted energy cost increases pose a risk to the bottom line.

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“There are great tax incentives currently available for business owners who decide to purchase and install a photovoltaic system,” says Ito. “We strive to zero out the kilowatt-hours in a home or business.” Being the only Mitsubishi Electric Certified Solar Contractor in the state, Alternate Energy assists clients with identifying relevant state and federal tax credits as well as financing options with client-selected solar energy contractors.

The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is a statewide effort to produce 70% of Hawaii’s energy from clean energy and 40% of that being locally generated renewable sources.

“Solar energy here in Hawaii has seen tremendous growth for both residential and commercial installations,” says Ito. “Because of such growth, solar energy plays a huge role in our state’s clean energy goal.”

Alternative Energy Inc.

96-1276 Waihona St. #124
Pearl City, HI 96782
(808) 842-5853

60 E. Wakea Ave. #109
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 872-9592

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