HONOLULU, Hawaii —Wannabe solar customers in Hawaii said they are running into one big obstacle, a long waiting game to connect to the grid. Dozens showed up on Friday to hear how Hawaiian Electric is planning to move the process along.
About 4,500 people are waiting to connect to the grid. Some are homeowners others like Greg Malick said it's for their church.
"Our church put photovoltaics on the roof and it's been waiting months. I know the switch is on the off position and they have to wait for HECO to approve everything," said Malick.