Renewable Energy

Lahaina Bypass Update

After a bit of a rocky start, the most recent phase of the Lahaina Bypass road is finding acceptance. Some confusion caused a traffic jam opening on opening day last April, but since, traffic flow on the "Route 3K" has gotten much better. Paving and striping have been completed, and the Southern Connector Road is open, providing Maalaea-bound traffic access to Honoapiilani Highway. Many residents expected the access to Honoapiilani Highway at Olowalu to be different, and there are stills some [...]

6 Tips to Go Green

200 years ago there were less than one billion people on earth. If it seems like things have gotten a bit more crowded, it's because there are now over 7 billion of us humans taking up space and using precious resources. Condo and Homeowner Associations can do their part to protect the earth by implementing green practices and making more  eco-friendly choices. Here are six suggestions a "green" HOA or condo association can implement, from our friends at Evercondo: 1. Use Paperless Communicati [...]

Solar Energy Credit Pass-Thru to Unit Owners

Maui County has the highest electrical rates in the nation. Currently, that rate averages $0.38/kwh for homeowner associations. Hawaii as a whole has more photovoltaic (PV) panels installed per capita than any other state in the nation. So, it makes a great deal of sense for associations to start the discussion on whether installing solar photovoltaic (“PV”) systems make sense. Can Unit Owners in a Homeowner Association Take Advantage of the Federal and State Solar Energy Tax Credits? The a [...]

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