Honolulu solar energy firm reaches $38k settlement with state regulators
PBN: …Honolulu solar energy company Alternate Energy Inc. has reached a settlement with state regulators after allegedly misrepresenting information related to requirements for interconnecting solar energy systems, according to public records.
Alternate Energy and its owner, Bruce Ekimura, was ordered to pay a $38,000 by the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to settle the issue, effective May 20….
…as a way to keep business flowing, some companies are installing “rogue systems.”…
Alternate Energy, which installed 5,894 kilowatts of PV in 2014, finished in fourth place on the list for solar energy providers in Hawaii…
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DCCA DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (Through May 2016)
News Release from DCCA, June 13, 2016
HONOLULU – The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) and the state Boards and Commissions released a summary of disciplinary actions through the month of May 2016 taken on individuals and entities with professional and vocational licenses in Hawaii. These disciplinary actions include dispositions based upon either the results of contested case hearings or settlement agreements submitted by the parties. Respondents enter into settlement agreements as a compromise of claims and to conserve on the expenses of proceeding with an administrative hearing.
The DCCA and the Boards and Commissions are responsible for ensuring those with professional and vocational licenses are performing up to the standards prescribed by state law….
Respondents: Alternate Energy, Inc. and Bruce K. Ekimura
Case Number: CLB 2015-279-L
Sanction: $38,000 fine
Effective Date: 5-20-16
Respondent allegedly violated HRS § 444-17(2) by misrepresenting information relating to requirements for connecting photo voltaic systems. (Board approved Settlement Agreement.)
read … News Release
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