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by Tam Hunt
March 23, 2016

Hawaii regulators made big news last year with their high-profile decision to terminate net metering. This column will look at what Hawaii actually did with its rule changes for retail solar and what impact those changes have had so far.

Hawaii’s net energy metering (NEM) went into effect in 2001. It was modified over the years until a substantial change in 2008 that eliminated the system-wide cap for NEM systems and raised the size limit for individual systems.

Over the course of the next few years, NEM was responsible for a major...