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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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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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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When you’ve got an electrical issue that needs fixing fast, it can be tempting to pick up the phone and call the first name you see in the old Google machine. But how can you be sure that the electrician you call knows their stuff and can be the tonic for what ails without adding…

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Aloha! Today WikiWiki Solar and Energy would like to share a bit about LED (light-emitting diode) technology, and how it can benefit your home or business by making your space more energy-efficient and require less maintenance to boot. E hele kāua! Tell me about these da kine LED things, how does it work? LED-based technology…

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We know it can be tempting to entertain the idea of hiring an unlicensed contractor for your next project under the ‘handyman exception’ law which allows the hiring of a person not licensed as a contractor on smaller projects. After all, who doesn’t go wild at the thought of saving a little money?! However, most…

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Similar to a security system and smoke/fire detection monitors, the detection and prevention of electrical failures is an integral part of any family’s safety planning needs. We’d like to share a bit with you today around arc fault protection, so that you’ll be in the know about how to safeguard your home or business from…

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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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