How many solar batteries does my home need?
This is a common question for people looking into solar power. As we all know, solar panels only produce energy while the sun is shining, so in order to have more reliable energy, your system needs batteries to cover the times when the sun isn’t shining. Do you need batteries? Should you buy a Tesla Pow
How To Find The Right Solar Company For Your Home
When it comes to choosing the right solar installer, there are a lot of factors to consider. It's important to make sure that your solar installer is licensed and registered with your state—and that they're insured.
How do solar panels work?
It might be a question that you never stopped to think about before, but how do solar panels work? The short answer is of course that solar panels take in energy from the sun, converting it to usable electricity. The long answer is more complicated, but we’ll try to keep it simple. It all starts with a
How do you sell or buy a home with solar panels?
Buying or selling a home can be intimidating, with many factors to consider. If solar is involved, that can make the decision seem more complicated. Don’t worry—we'll go over lots of scenarios to make sure you’re comfortable with your decision, and hopefully answer some of the questions you might ha
$140 million solar storage plant goes online on Oahu
As ,reported by HNN, a new solar power and storage plant has just gone online on Oahu. This is a crucial step in Hawai’i’s goal towards total renewable energy production. Let’s talk a little about what the plant is doing and what it could mean for you.
Solar electricity and bad weather
What happens to my solar panels and my energy production in bad weather? This is a pretty common question people have about solar energy. It’s also something thrown around by misinformed solar skeptics and proponents of fossil fuels, saying solar energy is worthless because if it’s cloudy, your power
How much does solar cost?
It’s possible if you’re reading this that you’ve gotten a quote from a solar installer in the past or that you did some research online and were surprised by the cost. The true cost of a residential solar/PV system depends on a lot of factors. The biggest factor that goes into the price of your syst
The Financials of Residential Solar Energy
The straight answer is that it almost always makes sense to switch to solar. These days, solar panels are more efficient than ever, and if you’re spending more than $150 monthly on your electricity bill, it almost always makes sense for you to make the switch to a PV (photovoltaic) system in your home.
Top 5 benefits of residential solar in Hawaii
As the name suggests, residential solar helps the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. Solar panels generate clean energy that doesn’t pollute or contaminate the air we breathe, and they reduce your dependence on fossil fuels (the main source of greenhouse gasses).
Malama Solar Hits #41 on Inc 5000, First in Hawaii
We’re happy to announce that Malama Solar has made the 2022 Inc 5000 list, coming in at #1 in Hawaii and #41 overall! The Inc 5000 represents the fastest-growing private companies in the nation by revenue growth over the last 3 years. Not only are we proud of what that accomplishment represents as a bus