Your Tesla Powerwall battery allows you to store energy to use at times of day when your energy savings can be optimized.
The Home Battery Rewards Program allows you to maximize the value of your Tesla Powerwall system and lower or eliminate your monthly utility bill.
The program enrollment is limited based on a first come, first served basis. Plus, the sooner you enroll, the more you earn.
More savings, with no risk! By unlocking the capabilities of your home battery you'll receive credits each month that reduce your electric bill.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Home Battery Rewards Program is a positive step in reaching Hawaii’s 100% renewable energy goals. By joining the Home Battery Rewards Program, you become a part of a network of home battery systems that generate, store, and return energy to the grid. When there is not enough or too much energy supply, the fleet of home batteries can respond and help balance the electrical grid.
The amount you’re paid to participate depends on your system size, kWh produced, and time of use depending on grid demand. You will get an estimated range of savings when you enroll and you will see your fixed monthly payment on your utility bill after you enroll.
The Home Battery Rewards Program will have a special itemized line on your bill. Your bill will be reduced by the amount of the incentive including all kWh charges and the monthly service charges. If your incentive exceeds your minimum bill you will receive a check from Hawaiian Electric enclosed with your monthly bill for the remaining value of the incentive net of bill credits.
Simply enroll by filling out the contact form at the top of this webpage. A Swell Energy expert will get in touch to provide you further details and answer any questions you have regarding the program.
You must have a Solar + Tesla Powerwall system and be a Hawaiian Electric customer on O’ahu, Maui, or the Hawai’i Island. You must unenroll from any other utility energy efficiency programs (i.e HECO’s “Energy Scout” Program).
Swell Energy partners with your utility to manage your system as well as all participants in the Home Battery Rewards Program in response to a specific need on the grid. This includes holding energy in the battery to be able to respond to grid conditions, taking excess energy off the grid, or shifting energy from your battery to your home and the grid. The value of the program is based on the fact that your system can intelligently respond in real time.
The incentive can reduce your payment to zero each month. Any additional incentive will be sent to you by check along with your HECO bill each month.
Your system will continue to work as it always has providing you power security.
Swell will intelligently manage your system for the duration of the program to maximize the value of your normal operations and Home Battery Rewards benefits each day. As a result, changes you make in the Tesla app won't change the way your system operates while in the program.
At this time, only Tesla Powerwall customers can enroll in the Home Battery Rewards Program. Let us know your battery type by filling out the contact form and we will be in touch to discuss how you can participate when we are ready to enroll your battery type.
No Powerwall, no problem! If you have solar, we can help you get a Powerwall installed so you can participate. Get in touch and we’ll advise the best options to get you going in the program.
Currently the program is enrolling HECO customers who have solar installed on their homes with a Tesla Powerwall battery. We can install solar plus a Tesla Powerwall for homeowners without one who would like to participate in the program. Fill out the contact form and a Swell Energy expert will be in touch to discuss your options.
You can opt-out of the program at any time. There is no penalty for leaving and you will NOT be required to repay any funds received while in the program.
Swell Energy is creating a greater grid for the greater good. As an energy management and smart grid solutions provider accelerating the mass adoption of clean energy technologies (solar plus Tesla Powerwall backup batteries), Swell is making it easy for businesses and homeowners to take control of their energy use, achieve energy security and save costs. Swell Energy provides financing and seamless, high-quality installations of solar + storage systems. To increase cost-effectiveness and accelerate program adoption, Swell offers customers $0 down financing options or a low fixed monthly payment structure, securing energy bill predictability for years to come.
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We’ll make sure you get the best savings possible with federal and state rebates and incentives for your Swell clean energy system. And we’ll handle the paperwork!