WHY CHOOSE AMERICAN ELECTRIC?
American Electric is a $50mm+ Full Service Electrical Contractor that has been doing business in the State of Hawaii over 60 years. Well diversified, with over 200 employees, AE has seasoned expertise in all types of power generation and distribution systems. Our projects range from building substations for HECO to servicing the smallest residential need. In fact, many of our PV customers choose to have the additional EHD* (electrical hazard detection) service included with their PV installation to insure the safety and integrity of their home.
American Electric’s warranty covers all labor and parts for the first ten years and the module manufacturer’s warranty is typically 25 years for the power production of the system. The value of a warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it. Many local companies (200+) have sprung up in just the past couple of years to take advantage of the boom in solar sales created by the 65% Federal and State tax credit incentives. What security is there in a 5 or 10 year installation warranty with a company that has only been around for a few years and only does solar? Where will they be when the tax credits expire** and you need to replace a panel or inverter under warranty 15 years down the road?
Your investment is in a 25+ year power generating system. Rest assured, American Electric will be around for the life of your system to service any problems and to handle any possible warranty issues, either with the installation or with the manufacturers.
* EHD service: An electrician using specialized ultrasonic and infrared equipment checks all electrical devices in the home's electrical system for wear, hotspots, arcing, proper grounding, etc. -all safety hazards. Customer receives a 30-40 page report.
**Hawaii State credits can be eliminated at any time.
Federal credits are scheduled to expire 2016.