SOURCE: Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy

May 04, 2010 09:00 ET

Hawaii Energy Connection Completes 300th Enphase Solar Installation

Solar Integrator Uses Enphase Microinverters in "Solar Kit" That Makes Going Green Easy and Cost-Effective

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -  Hawaii Energy Connection (HEC) LLC, a provider of commercial and residential sustainable energy solutions in the Hawaiian Islands, today announced it has completed its 300th solar electric installation using Enphase Microinverters. Founded in 2007, HEC grew quickly and is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all residential photovoltaic installations in Hawaii over the past 2 years, making it the state's largest solar electric integrator by number of installations.

"We founded HEC to prove that solar could -- and should -- be simple, easy and cost-effective to implement," said Steve Godmere, co-founder, HEC. "We quickly realized that a solar kit was the best way to achieve this goal."

HEC's primary solar electric product is the KumuKit™, a packaged solution containing all the necessary solar electric system components, as well as a variety of energy efficiency products. KumuKits allow for quick installation on homes and businesses, following a site inspection and quote for the project.

Every KumuKit uses Enphase Microinverters to convert the direct current (DC) electricity from solar modules into the alternating current (AC) electricity used in homes and businesses. Enphase Microinverters are the only technology that allows individual solar modules to feed directly into the home's electrical panel. In addition, the Enphase Microinverter System provides real-time solar system monitoring through a user-friendly website. To date, HEC has installed more Enphase Microinverter Systems than any other integrator.

"We were lucky to have launched our company around the same time that Enphase released its microinverter technology," said Chris DeBone, co-founder, HEC. "We immediately recognized that this technology would make it easier to design and install systems, while also boosting their performance."

"HEC's rapid growth is a great example of how Enphase Microinverters are fundamentally changing the solar industry," said Raghu Belur, co-founder and vice president of marketing, Enphase Energy. "Enphase technology enables a whole new set of solar solutions that help system integrators expand their businesses."

About Hawaii Energy Connection
From the largest commercial photovoltaic projects to the smallest residential packages, Hawaii Energy Connection is committed to offering their customers the latest in photovoltaic technology at the most competitive prices available. All of their photovoltaic solutions fully qualify for 65 percent in combined Hawaii state and federal renewable energy tax credits. For more information please visit, or call 808-524-7336.

About Enphase
Enphase Energy provides solar energy management systems for residential and commercial markets. The company offers a system that includes high-efficiency microinverters, communications and Web-based monitoring and analysis. The systems increase energy harvest, improve system reliability and simplify design, installation and management. Founded in 2006 and based in Northern California, the company is led by veterans from the solar and high-tech industries and backed by industry leaders. For more information about Enphase, please visit

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