Gridlocked by the power grid: Why Hawaii’s solar energy industry is at a crossroads

This report aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend on April 11, 2015.

In some parts of Hawaii, where many homeowners have installed rooftop panels to capitalize on federal and state tax credits for using solar energy, the local utility company has slowed down approvals of new solar systems, saying that abundant users may threaten the safety and reliability of the power grid. As the popularity of rooftop solar spreads, many Americans could soon enter the same gridlock. NewsHour special correspondent Mike Taibbi reports.

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Correspondent/Writer: Mike Taibbi
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