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There’s a lot of excitement these days about the potential of renewable energy resources, and rightfully so: the ever-increasing costs of petroleum-based energy to both the economy and for the environment continue to escalate. According to the International Energy Agency, renewable energy is expected to comprise 30% of the world’s overall energy output by 2024,…

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Aloha, and welcome back! Lately we’ve been thinking a lot about the awesome potential of clean energy delivery systems (OK OK…we’re always thinking about that, but even still), and thought the time was right to share with you the exciting and ongoing developments of microgrid technology and how they can help to lead us towards…

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Batteries have been a vital part of the energy equation for decades, powering everything from the timepiece on your wrist to the most critical elements of the electrical grid across the globe. While recent technological advances have helped to modernize much of our current infrastructure and energy needs, batteries have struggled to keep the pace…

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We’ve all been there: the moment where the house grows dark, and you’re forced to go on the hunt for that elusive circuit breaker to get things back up and running again. It’s a rite of passage for practically every homeowner! But have you ever wondered exactly how a circuit breaker works, and what specifically…

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Who turned out the lights?! Sadly, there are several reasons why you might experience an electrical outage or other issue in the home. When you do, it’s important to understand the process of obtaining a quote from a qualified electrician, and how to go about resolving the issue as fast as possible. Today, WikiWiki will…

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What a great question! You likely already know that electricity is what powers your home, your office, and just about everything else in the modern world today (thanks, Edison). But where does electricity itself actually come from, and how is it made?  Recall from your high school science class that the center of an atom…

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Aloha! Today, WikiWiki Solar and Electric would like to share the top 5 most common electrical problems that are lurking in your home, along with a few thoughts on how best to address these problems before they grow into a possible emergency for you and your loved ones:  Short Circuits There are some appliances and…

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Emergencies, by definition, are a dangerous situation that require immediate action. Electrical emergencies are no exception, and pose a serious risk to your health and safety. We’d like to share a few strategies and suggestions to help you navigate an electrical emergency should anything happen, and to help you be better equipped to respond in…

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Everybody likes saving money, right? Of course they do! This week, WikiWiki Solar and Electric is here to give you a few tips on how to give your home an energy audit and makeover so that you can get the most out of your electricity, and to cut down on potential waste to maximize your…

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So maybe you’ve been looking to finally make the switch to solar power, or have just been curious about how much power it takes to run the average home here on Maui. It’s a good question to ask, particularly when we consider that Hawaii has some of the highest costs for energy in the nation,…

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