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Power customers opt to go off grid

  • KATHRYN MYKLESETH / KMYKLESETH@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kohl Christensen’s 3-acre property on the North Shore has gone off the Hawaiian Electric Co. power grid, powered by solar panels, 16 six-volt batteries, a generator, a solar water heater, a propane-powered range and a septic system. 
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kohl Christensen stands near the golf cart batteries on his property that provide 700 amp hours of storage.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Waialua resident Kohl Christensen adjusts his solar panel above a 180-foot-deep water well. Christensen uses a combination of photovoltaic, solar, propane, gas and battery power to live in his home.

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