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Maui Electric 7th in Nation For Energy Storage

Maui Electric earns 7th place out of 412 utilities for connecting stored energy to the grid.
May 12, 2017

Maui Electric 7th in Nation For Energy Storage

Researching the cost of living while you search for Maui real estate? If you're interested in the island's energy-related successes, there's been some buzz about the fact that Maui Electric Co. has recently been recognized as one of the top utilities -  at 7th in the nation - for connecting stored energy to the grid.

In 2016, Maui Electric reported that 26% of the energy sold that year came from renewable sources, including wind, solar, geothermal and biomass. Some of these sources can fluctuate, especially wind and solar. It's no surprise that Maui Electric took major steps to ensure consistent energy availability thanks to its energy storage systems.

According to Smart Electric Power Alliance, Maui Electric's 17 watts of storage per customer throughout Maui, Molokai and Lanai put the utility company at No. 7 out of 412 total utilities throughout the nation. This kind of success is achieved through careful strategizing and planning, which will likely help provide a model for other utilities throughout the nation as they pursue their own energy storage goals.

One of Maui Electric's energy storage projects includes a battery system at their Wailea substation in South Maui. This is no surprise, given how many rooftop photovoltaic systems are installed in South Maui homes, businesses, hotels, etc. Solar energy is gathered in the day, and needs a good storage system to provide consistent energy throughout the night. South Maui was and remains a smart choice for their battery system.

Maui Electric has earned distinctions in the area of solar energy, for their installed solar watts per customer, no less than eight times. South Maui homes and condos are prevalent sources of solar energy because this part of the island is particularly sunny and clear, compared to other areas. If you're looking for real estate here, you've probably noticed (and we're not surprised!) if you enjoy the weather here as much as we do. As for your South Maui real estate search, if you need our assistance finding the right property for your needs, our contact information is located at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Blogs for May 2017

Tips For First-Time Maui Home Buyers, Part Two

Posted on May 26, 2017


Tips For First-Time Maui Home Buyers, Part Two

Last week, we covered tips for first-time home buyers, focusing on the logistical considerations that help make the process smoother. Moving forward to the next set of tips, the most important decision you'll make is which home on Maui to buy.… Continue Reading

Tips For First-Time Maui Home Buyers, Part One

Posted on May 19, 2017


Tips For First-Time Maui Home Buyers, Part One

When it comes to buying your first home, whether it's on Maui or not, you have a lot of things to consider. In fact, there are often enough decisions to make the process understandably daunting to many first-time home buyers. Fortunately,… Continue Reading

Maui Electric 7th in Nation For Energy Storage

Posted on May 12, 2017

Maui Electric 7th in Nation For Energy Storage

Researching the cost of living while you search for Maui real estate? If you're interested in the island's energy-related successes, there's been some buzz about the fact that Maui Electric Co. has recently been recognized as one of the top utilities… Continue Reading

Hawaii Luxury Home for Sale in Maui Meadows

Posted on May 05, 2017
Hawaii Luxury Home for Sale in Maui Meadows

Searching for that perfect Maui home? If you want a combination of luxury and character, this Maui Meadows Kaimanu home could be the perfect fit. Perched on the lower slopes of Haleakala, below Ulupalakua Ranch and above Wailea Resort, this gem features splendid… Continue Reading

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