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Hawaiian Electric Home Battery Incentive

Hawaiian Electric Home Battery Incentive
Hawaiian Electric Home Battery Incentive

Earn incentives up to $4,250 through Hawaiian Electric’s ‘Battery Bonus’

Are you a Hawaiian Electric (HECO) customer on O’ahu or Maui?

Upgrade to the award-winning SolarEdge Home Hub inverter, along with our battery backup, and HECO will pay you to share stored solar during times of high grid demand.

Ask your installer to sign you up today and help Hawaii run on 100% clean energy by 2045.
Already have SolarEdge Energy Hub? Just add a battery and apply through your installer.


Are you an installer looking to enroll a site? Click below and complete our form.
Are you a homeowner looking for an installer? Click to be contacted by a pro near you.

 

Enroll a Site

How ‘Battery Bonus’ Works

 

  • During regular system usage: your home runs on energy produced by your solar system and complements it with power from the battery and/or the grid.
How it works - Regular Use

 

  • During an event: your battery will automatically discharge at your committed capacity. Meanwhile, you’ll still be able to source energy from the grid to keep the entire household running, uninterrupted.
How it works - Peak Demand Event

 

  • After an event: your solar system will automatically recharge your battery after the event ends.
How it works - Blackout

Hawaiian Electric ‘Battery Bonus’ Incentive

The program runs all year for 10 years – you may enroll up until Dec 31, 2023.

Events  
Discharge events per year 365 (daily)
Event duration 2 consecutive hours
Timeframe of events Between 6-8:30PM (eg. 6:15-8:15PM))

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Incentive  
First 15MW Group $850 per kW
Second 15MW Group (O'ahu only) $750 per kW
Final 20MW Group (O'ahu only) $500 per kW
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an installer and want to learn more, please contact SolarEdge at HECOBBInstallerEligibility@solaredge.com

If you are a homeowner and want to learn more, please contact us to be connected to a solar expert

What is the Hawaiian Electric ‘Battery Bonus’ incentive?

Hawaiian Electric is paying its customers on O‘ahu or Maui to add a battery of any size to an existing or new rooftop solar system. This one-time incentive will help move Hawai‘i toward its goal of 100% clean energy by 2045.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a Hawaiian Electric customer and you own – or plan to purchase – a battery system, and this is your first time connecting a battery to the grid. Ask your installer about Energy Hub and Energy Bank today – offering the power to keep you on even when the grid is off. 
No installer? Tell us more about your needs and be connected to a local installer in your area

How much money can I earn?

With only 50MW (megawatts) of committed capacity for O'ahu and 15MW for Maui, homeowners are urged to move fast, before the cap is reached. Plus, the quicker you sign up, the more you could get paid.

  • Get accepted as part of the first 15MW of committed capacity and receive $850 per kilowatt (kW)—a 5kW system could mean up to $4,250
  • Sign up for the next 15MW and receive $750 per kW (O’ahu only)
  • Sign up for the last 20MW and receive $500 per kW (O’ahu only)

Program is subject to change by Hawaiian Electric Company at any time

How do I apply?

Work with your installer to apply. The application submission must show a building permit was submitted to determine and lock in your incentive payment, which will be paid after the system is installed and in operation.


For installers:

The enrollment is a four-part process after the battery is installed and interconnection forms are submitted through Hawaiian Electric’s online Customer Interconnection Tool.  

  1. Battery Bonus amendment must be submitted in the Customer Interconnection Tool, be sure to include the committed kW’s as well as the start and stop time
  2. Seven days of operational data must be provided using this excel file – see handbook for additional instructions on how to submit the data
  3. Submit your signed W9 to Hawaiian Electric via mail
  4. SolarEdge Enrollment form must be completed and submitted
     

Learn more about Hawaiian Electric’s ‘Battery Bonus’ incentive at the official website, which includes a detailed FAQ section and program flyer: Battery Bonus Website

Which SolarEdge-supported battery is approved for this program?

SolarEdge Energy Bank is the only SolarEdge-supported battery currently approved for this program

Once the system is installed and in operation, the installer must fill out and submit the form below:
 

*Disclaimer. For clarity, any terms and conditions regarding the Battery Bonus program are between you / the end-users who are using SolarEdge products and Hawaiian Electric.
Any incentive under this program shall be paid solely by Hawaiian Electric.
Please note that SolarEdge shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, injury, or for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages, including (without limitation) lost profits or loss of energy arising from or related to this program.

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