Solar water heaters, clotheslines OK'd

Solar water heaters, clotheslines OK'd

There are 11 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 8, 2008, titled Solar water heaters, clotheslines OK'd. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Solar water heaters, clotheslines get legislative OK STORY SUMMARY READ THE FULL STORY Solar water heaters and clotheslines won big at the state Legislature this session, but a plastic-bag bill snagged on ...

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Photovoltaic

Columbus, OH

#1 May 8, 2008
To install a solar Water heater after construction does not make any sense. The homeowner has to drill holes in the walls and the roof after the brand new house is built. Photovoltaic power should also be mandatory. This would create many jobs and release some of the stranglehold we have from Big Oil and Utilities. The cash saved can be spent elswhere in our economy.
Chemical All

San Antonio, TX

#2 May 8, 2008
I'm glad homeowners are free now to dry clothes on clothe-line. It take legislature to correct the stupidity of those mindless-yoyos who established the by-laws for ssociation. Its a stupid issue in westloch estate when I use to live there. Hawaii sunshine is perfect for drying laundry on the line, but the by-laws required homeowners to use electric dryer.
Dman

Koloa, HI

#3 May 8, 2008
finally waking up a bit legislature, good job now keep going.
Char Siu Bao Girl

AOL

#4 May 8, 2008
Solar panels will one day become a common sight upon rooftops of Hawaii's residents' homes. Eventually, barrels of oil will be selling for $150-$200 and residents will be clamoring for a solar system. We have an abundance of sunlight in the isles, why not utilize/take advantage of our free natural resources? There is no doubt that it will add to the cost of a home but, we could have left toilets in the outhouse too. Or for that matter, we could not have air conditioners in our cars and just opened our windows to keep us cool. Logical? Make sense to me!!!!!!!!! Be akamai, kama'ainas.
Observer

Honolulu, HI

#5 May 8, 2008
Right on!
Hey gang you might want to hurry to the store.
There will be a run clothes pins
littleguy

Kaneohe, HI

#6 May 8, 2008
"Sen. Sam Slom (R, Diamond Head-Hawaii Kai), gave the state legislature low marks this session."

TRANSLATION: Our legislators are finally looking after the little guys and their descendants.
Biased

Honolulu, HI

#7 May 8, 2008
"This would create many jobs and release some of the stranglehold we have from Big Oil and Utilities. The cash saved can be spent elswhere in our economy."

YEA. YOUR JOB. MIGHT AS WELL PLUG IN YOUR COMPANY. IT'S $30,000 for goodness sakes.
Just a Voice

Honolulu, HI

#8 May 8, 2008
Yeah finally. Westloch Estates in Ewa has by laws which are ridiculous. I was able to dry at least twenty bath towels in less than thirty minutes. Until I was sited and now have to run two dryer cycles for 50 minutes. Imagine that's one hour and forty minutes charged to my electric bill when I could have taken advantage of thirty free minutes of the sun. Now lets see if the airconditioner by laws can get changed. As it stands now no window mount airconditioners can be used. Well our rooms are so small that it's only practical to use a small window mount. I could put airconditioners in three of my bedrooms for $1,000 But ...by laws state I must use split system airconditioners. One unit can cost $1,300. Three rooms more than I can cough up. It's funny how for astetic reasons the association doesn't want us to use window mount air conditioners but...the association allows those eye sore newspaper stands to stay in plain visiblity as you enter Westloch. How you figure???
Just a Voice

Honolulu, HI

#9 May 8, 2008
Ooppsss I see I misspelled aesthetic.
TV Guy

Honolulu, HI

#10 May 8, 2008
Solar - another tool to increase the monopoly for HECO.
What about areas with low sun ratings? you end up with a system that doesn't work and more demand on the electical grid!
What about gas? No options with a solar mandate!
Char Siu Bao Girl

AOL

#11 May 8, 2008
Go solar all the way!!!!!!!!

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