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First Oahu home receives battery-connected solar

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Anthony Aalto untied a maile lei during a blessing ceremony for a Tesla Powerwall battery system at his home Friday. The lithium-ion battery system is the first in the state to be installed at a residence.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Anthony Aalto’s Tesla Powerwall stores solar energy from REC 275-watt high-efficiency panels installed by Sunrun.

Gov. David Ige, renewable-energy advocates and the electrical utility celebrated the installation of the first Tesla Motors Powerwall battery linked to a solar system in the state, saying it was an important “milestone” to get to Hawaii’s 100 percent renewable-energy goal. Read more

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