Monitoring has become an important function in today’s solar energy industry. More installers see how module-level monitoring and remote troubleshooting can optimize their business, while homeowners benefit from peace of mind and increased system uptime. But sometimes, monitoring can have unexpected benefits as well. In December of 2017, Island Pacific Energy received a call informing them that they had just won $10,000 as the lucky installer of the 500,000th SolarEdge monitored system.
“We are honored to be recognized for connecting the 500,000 PV system on the Solar Edge platform,” stated Joseph Saturnia, President of Island Pacific Energy LLC. “We strive every day to provide the very best products and services to our customers. SolarEdge’s industry leading technology is an important part of that commitment.”
Island Pacific Energy has decided to donate the award to five local charities. “We wanted to give back and have the community benefit from the award,” stated Joseph Saturnia. “As a company, we have identified five local charities who have a special place in our hearts. These companies represent a broad range of important services in Hawaii. Hopefully this award helped make a difference during the holiday season.”
The five charities selected are:
● AccesSurf is a water-based nonprofit charity organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for people with a disability.
● Aloha United Way builds a stronger, healthier community by partnering with business, labor, government, and nonprofit organizations to deliver measurable and sustainable solutions.
● Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation is the only organization in Hawaii whose exclusive focus is children with cancer and their families.
● Hui Mālama O Ke Kai is an after-school program where self-efficacy is strengthened by celebrating traditional values, where children and families learn and create together.
● Institute for Human Services is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive human services agency focused exclusively on ending and preventing homelessness in Hawaii.
“We are pleased that Island Pacific Energy recognizes the benefits derived from the SolarEdge monitoring platform and are happy to recognize them for connecting the 500,000th PV site,” said Peter Mathews, General Manager, SolarEdge North America. “It is heartening to know that the prize money was used to help those in need, in the community.”
Island Pacific Energy is an award-winning installer and owner/operator of photovoltaic solar energy facilities in the State of Hawaii. Since 2007, Island Pacific Energy has made renewable energy systems affordable to Hawaiian consumers, businesses, government, and not-for-profit organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.islandpacificenergy.com.