Hawaii Solar Energy Association Hawaii Demand Slumps For Energy Providers By A. Kam Napier • Sep 11, 2020 AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy Utilities and alternative energy providers have felt the economic effects of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Demand has fallen, but both groups also hope to be part of Hawaii’s eventual recovery. The Conversation: Solar Energy By Catherine Cruz • Oct 29, 2019 iStock Call in show discussing solar energy in Hawaii. Guests include: Melissa Miyashiro, managing director of strategy and policy at Blue Planet Foundation and who serves on the state’s Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force. William Giese, executive director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association. Giese’s work focuses on policy analysis, creation, and advocacy of clean energy policies. Peter Rosegg, senior spokesman for Hawaiian Electric Companies. Marco Mangelsdorf, president of ProVision Solar in Hilo. He has been in the solar energy and renewable energy field since 1978.