Originally published on Utility Drive

Hawaii is as beautiful as ever, with our palm trees, ocean breezes and plenty of sunshine. But it is no longer just our tourists on the beaches who are soaking up the rays. There are photovoltaic systems everywhere and at least one concentrating solar power system—more solar power than hula skirts and surfboards!

Hawaiian utilities have installed more than 42,000 PV systems through the end of 2013: 9% of the nation’s total, despite having less than 1% of the country’s utility customers. Similarly, almost 9% of utility customers now have solar, versus 0.5% nationwide. No other state in the country has experienced anything close to our level of solar penetration.

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