Hawaii Renovation | April 19, 2015
While the battle for solar power continues between Hawaii’s residents and HECO, RevoluSun is evolving to offer more sustainable solutions for the state’s community. RevoluSun recently opened a new office and showroom in the former Bank of Hawaii space off of Ward Avenue and Auahi Street in Honolulu. The company has transformed from merely offering cleaner, smarter solar to offering cleaner, smarter living as well, becoming a one-stop shop for sustainable home technology.
RevoluSun’s Smart Home offerings include Sun Bandit solar water heaters that utilize photovoltaic (PV) technology; Quiet-Cool Whole House Fans, which provide energy-efficient ventilation and cooling; Velux natural lighting that brings daylight into interior spaces and improves indoor air quality; Clipper Creek EV charging stations; advanced home automation and security systems; and IntelliFlo variable speed pumps for pools. Not only are all of these items energy efficient, which results in dramatically lower utility bills, but they also are eligible for a variety of federal tax credits and energy rebates.
For example, RevoluSun Smart Home is actively building PV hot water systems to fulfill a critical portion of the home’s energy needs for heating water. Since PV hot water systems are not bi-directionally connected to the home’s electrical system, they do not require HECO approval, and RevoluSun Smart Home can build them and start saving clients money right away. PV hot water systems can reduce energy use and expenses by 20 percent or more. The Sun Bandit solar water heaters that RevoluSun installs also are eligible for a 30 percent Federal PV tax credit and a 35 percent State PV tax credit (capped at $2,250). The installation also comes with a 10 year tank warranty and a 25 year PV panel warranty.
Another Smart Home innovation coming to the Islands via RevoluSun is the Quiet-Cool Whole House Fan, a system designed to cool and ventilate the entire home by pulling warm, stale air up and out of the home, while drawing fresh, cool air in. These exceptionally quiet fans can be installed in a single, or multiple-fan configuration. Installation is quick — on average just two hours per fan. Whole House Fans are proven to save homeowners up to 90 percent on air conditioning bills. Savings also include a $75 rebate from Hawaii Energy.
The public is invited to RevoluSun’s Smart Home showroom to see and learn more about a variety of Smart Home products. As the first solar company in Hawaii to present free educational seminars to the public since the company began in 2009, RevoluSun’s new twice-a-month “Smart Home” seminars have become a gathering place for eco-conscious homeowners, architects and residential developers to meet and collaborate, while those interested in solar also can learn more about the latest in PV solar options and financing.
“RevoluSun’s goal is to educate the public on ways to harness indigenous power and utilize energy-efficient home technology for a cleaner, smarter Hawaii,” stated RevoluSun Smart Home general manager Dave Gorman. “By constantly expanding our Smart Home offerings, and being a regular meeting place for the public to get informed and talk with like-minded community members, we are striving to be the evolution and diversification of sustainable living in Hawaii. We truly have everything we need here to be less and less dependent on imported energy while still enjoying the comforts of home.”
Call 748-8888 or visit the website www.revolusun.com to reserve a space at RevoluSun’s next free seminar. See full story at Hawaii Renovation.