Solar Tour June 5th

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HAIKU – The fifth annual self-guided House of the Sun Solar Tour sponsored by the Hawaii PV Coalition will he held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5.

Persons interested in photovoltaic (PV) energy, solar hot-water systems and energy efficiency can see them in action at a number of buildings located across the Valley Isle.

This year’s tour will feature a question-and-answer session from 1 to 2 p.m. with Rising Sun Solar & Electric’s Brad Albert and certified public accountant Doug Levin of Levin & Hu LLP.

Albert says, “This year’s tour is coming at a great time because there have been a number of policy changes – as well as rumors about these changes – which may have confused and potentially discouraged residents considering solar. We hope that we will be able to answer questions and encourage Maui to ‘go solar.’ The truth is, there is increased access to the Maui grid, and the prices and incentives have never been better.”

The tour is free, and experts will be at the sites to explain the setups.

The title sponsor is Sunpower, and the tour will showcase solar installations by Rising Sun Solar & Electric, Provision Solar and Maui Solar Project.

Early registration and carpooling are encouraged. Upon registration for the event, participants will receive a tour program, which includes a map, driving directions and list of properties with descriptions of solar-system types, sizes, brands and energy-efficiency measures.

To register, visit to complete the online registration form. For more information, contact the Hawaii PV Coalition at 579-8288.

The coalition is made up of businesses and homeowners who support the greater use and more rapid diffusion of solar-electric applications across the state.