Going Solar

Especially for Contractors

Aloha! Welcome Renewable Energy Contractors to the Distributed Energy Resources Programs at the Hawaiian Electric Companies. This page contains the latest tools and information regarding our renewable energy programs so that you can provide your customers with the most accurate information and services. 

Solar Application Flow Chart


Recent Newsletters

Updates are provided for solar contractors of changes to our Distributed Energy Resources programs.


Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Programs

Program Status 
Time-Of-Use (TOU) Open for enrollment
Customer Self Supply (CSS)

Open for enrollment. View our How To Guide, Training Video, and Frequently Asked Questions for our Customer Interconnection Tool.

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Customer Grid Supply (CGS) Program reached 25MW cap on 5/2016. Currently accepting new applications on space-available basis.
Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program closed to new applications 10/2015

Approved Advanced Inverter List

We are currently working with inverter manufacturers to develop advanced inverter interconnection requirements. Click the button below to view our weekly updated list of qualified advanced inverter equipment for our Customer Self-Supply, Customer Grid-Supply, and SIA programs.


Update Your Contact Information

If your contracting company's contact information has changed, please email us with the following so that we have your current contact information on file: Company Name, Point of Contact Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Mailing Address.

Oahu: connect@hawaiianelectric.com
Maui: connect@mauielectric.com
Big Island: connect@hawaiielectriclight.com


Recommended Certification / Training for Solar Installers

The Solar Energy industry has numerous avenues to achieve professional certification.

The most recognized for of industry certification is the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Please go to their website to find out how to apply at www.nabcep.org.

Some inverter manufacturers have their own training program for installation, and oftentimes these programs are offered for free. The HSEA works directly with these manufacturers so most of these programs will be posted on the HSEA website. To find out more about any solar relevant training programs, visit www.hsea.org. The training time for participation in these classes counts towards the credit hours required for the NABCEP exam.

We also recommend A Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar.

Other training programs can be found through: