Making Hawai‘i More Sustainable

BY ERIC CARLSON CIO and co-founder of RevoluSun Smart Home

The past 12 months have been very busy at RevoluSun. We formed new partnerships, installed nearly 20,000 solar panels and received industry recognition as the No. 1 PV with battery installer in the nation — all while navigating the uncharted waters of the coronavirus pandemic.

As an essential service provider, we felt great pride and responsibility in offering our services to families who were spending more time than ever in their homes. With so much uncertainty in all our lives, we took great satisfaction in providing a sense of security and comfort to our community islandwide.

Solar is a very volatile industry. With so many boom or bust periods it’s often referred to as the “solar coaster.” As a result, in 2014, we at RevoluSun diversified our product offerings and rebranded our name to RevoluSun Smart Home to help add stability to our business and ensure our employees’ continued success.

RevoluSun Smart Home employees work on an installation project.

Instead of searching for multiple contractors to get the job done, we’ve developed an easy process for customers to upgrade their homes, resulting in a seamless installation and excellent customer experience. As a result, we consistently rank as Hawai‘i’s No. 1 solar PV and storage provider, laying claim to the spot the past four years in a row.

At RevoluSun, our ambition is propelled by the knowledge that solar PV storage is critical in helping Hawai‘i achieve its 100% renewable energy goals, and we are excited about new programs being introduced by the Public Utilities Commission that will allow homeowners to participate in “balancing the grid” with batteries.

In fact, the “future” is a lot closer than most people think. Soon, solar storage owners will be incentivized to provide electricity from their batteries in an opt-in program with their utility. This paradigm shift of integrating residential solar promises to ensure Hawai‘i’s grid is the most advanced and resilient in the country.

RevoluSun is proud of the work we have done, and we’re even more excited about what’s to come in delivering Hawai‘i homeowners new and exciting programs that will allow all of us to make the state a cleaner, more sustainable place to call home.