SOLARCITY BEATS GRID ELECTRICITY IN HAWAII
SolarCity’s new pricing plan undercuts utility grid electricity in Hawaii
Chris Whitmore, 18 July 2011 (PV Tech)
"A new solar pricing plan from SolarCity has sent shockwaves through the Hawaiian energy generation market by undercutting traditional utility grid electricity prices. Hawaii has the highest energy prices in the US and the new rates will bring solar electricity to residential and business users on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Lanai from as little as US$60 per month…"
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"To support the expansion of operations, SolarCity has opened a 19,500 square foot warehouse in Mililani and expects to hire up to 100 people to help staff the facility…The Mililani site will also help coordinate construction of Solar City’s 1.2M installation at Hickam Communities’ Pearl Harbor Air Force base in Kapahi. This is expected to be one of the largest PV developments in Hawaii and will see panels installed on approximately 600 rooftops."