by Jeff St. John
February 09, 2018

Hawaii is awash in distributed solar, and it's the only U.S. market where batteries to store that power are cost-effective on their own standing. 

Consequently, Hawaii has invested heavily in grid hardware and software to manage the sharp sags and surges in voltage and current being pushed up its rooftop solar-laden distribution circuits, and to predict and react to its growing share of utility-scale solar and wind as it pushes toward a 100-percent-by-2045 renewable mandate.

Demand response will play a big part in Hawaii’s clean energy...