An Easy Way To ‘Go Solar’

By Sean Mullen
Wednesday - November 18, 2009
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By Sean Mullen
Chief Technical Officer of Sunetric Capital and President of Sunetric

My wife Beth-Ann and I started Sunetric - now Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated solar energy company - five years ago. We started it with a mission for people to embrace renewable energy and to be cognizant of living a “green” lifestyle.

During these five years, we have had the distinct pleasure to help families, businesses and state and federal entities across the state go solar. But we also were seeing many families and nonprofits that wanted to do their part to minimize the impact made on our environment. They just could not afford the up-front cost of doing so.

For those families and nonprofits, Sunetric is now making solar easier to get than ever. Our new Sunetric Power Plan offers nonprofit organizations free solar power systems, along with free installation. In the future, the Sunetric Power Plan also will be available to households on a limited basis.

How are we going to do this?

With the Sunetric Power Plan, our affiliate, Sunetric Capital, owns the system and sells clean solar power to the customer. Customers only pay for the electricity their system generates each month - kind of like the traditional utility, but greener. Sunetric also will operate, monitor and maintain the solar power systems at no extra charge. We are the only company in Hawaii to offer this renewable energy plan.

The savings don’t stop there.

(from left) Chris Branch, Alex Tiller, John Wilson and Sean Mullen of Sunetri

A Sunetric Power Plan energy payment combined with a smaller utility bill is less than your current electricity bill, so customers start saving money from day one, up to 20 percent.

With Sunetric’s construction experience, online monitoring and automated billing, installation is fast with minimal interruption, and system management is efficient without compromising quality or service. That way, nonprofits can stay productive and residents can keep living life as usual.

Now that the upfront expense of solar electricity has been virtually eliminated - along with hassles of installation and maintenance - there is very little holding people back from powering up with solar.

This is what Beth-Ann and I had hoped for when we started our company: to provide renewable energy to people easily and cost effectively so that everyone could enjoy living a “greener” lifestyle. The new Sunetric Power Plan will do just that.

This plan is ideal for buildings in high “sun zone” areas. Contact Sunetric to see if you qualify at 262-6600 or visit or

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