Hawaii homeowner Kenneth Chang received his first check for $1,344 from HECO late last month, thanks to his new feed-in tariff (FIT) solar system designed and installed by RevoluSun. As the first residential FIT participant on Oahu, Chang will continue to receive monthly checks for the solar electricity he sells to Oahu's utility, HECO, to the tune of nearly $320,000 over the next two decades. Through the FIT program, the utility must pay its customers a fixed price for energy produced and returned into the grid under the FIT program.

"Kenneth is a model RevoluSunary – not only does he offset his own energy bill and spread the solar word through solar open houses at his home, but now he is making solar energy for others to use," said Abbie Willow, RevoluSun Project Developer. "By taking advantage of various government incentives his investment will pay off in about 10 months and after that it's pure profit."