Beep, Beep, BEEP! The high-pitched wail of a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector can (and should!) be jarring, piercing through the air of an otherwise-calm home. Smoke detectors are a device designed to indicate the presence of smoke or other nefarious substances in the air, typically one of the primary signs of a fire…

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Human beings have relied upon the power of the sun since the dawn of mankind, benefitting from its energy to help grow our food and to sustain us with oxygen from photosynthesis. In specific, the earliest recorded examples of harnessing solar energy for a specific task stretches back to the 7th Century BC, in which…

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Aloha! I kēia lā, we’d like to share a bit about the SunPower Corporation and their innovative Maxeon™ Solar Cell technology, which has been helping to lead the way towards solar-based energy solutions in the United States and all across the globe. WikiWiki Solar and Energy is proud to be a SunPower Certified Elite dealer,…

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There’s no two ways about it: Hawaii is one of the most-expensive places to live in the United States. With a cost of living that’s 92.9% higher than the US average, our kama’aina know the value of a dollar and how to make each one of them count! Perhaps nowhere is this idea more powerfully…

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You’ve heard a lot about the power of solar energy these days, and have seen those panels popping up on rooftops from Lahaina to Hana and everywhere in between. It sure would be nice to find out more, but where to begin? Energy costs have been skyrocketing on our islands for decades, and you’d love…

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So you’ve decided to go solar! It’s a good call, what with the amount of sunshine we have to work with here in paradise. On average, the sun shines in Maui County over 276 days per year, guaranteeing solid yields year-round for your new photovoltaic solar-powered system. But all systems are not created equal, nor…

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The sun. Ka la. The center of our solar system, its power is truly something to behold (just ask any tourist who forgot the reef-safe sunscreen back at their hotel during their first day at the beach). The islands of Hawai’i typically receive over 3,172 hours of sunlight annually, providing all living organisms with the…

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