Enroll into the Home Battery Rewards Program and earn up to $3,240!

Enroll into the Home Battery Rewards Program and earn up to $3,240!

Owning a Tesla Powerwall just got better.

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.

Learn more about the program

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What it means for you…

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:

  • This program will not change your ability to back up your home or be prepared for major weather events.
  • By enrolling in the program, you are making a meaningful contribution to Hawaii's 100% renewable energy goal.
  • There is no cost to join, and you can opt out at any time.

Hawaiian Electric and Swell Energy’s Home Battery Rewards Program

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.

Save money
Save money

Your Tesla Powerwall battery allows you to store energy to use at times of day when your energy savings can be optimized.

Save the planet
Save the planet

In the coming years, renewable energy and energy storage will replace fossil fuel power plants. Be part of the clean energy revolution that cleans the air and cools the planet now and for future generations.

Keep the lights on
Keep the lights on

When your neighborhood’s power goes out, yours stays on! During an outage your battery will provide your power. When paired with solar, it’s charged by the sun each day for use when you need it most!

Be a community leader
Be a community leader

Installing a battery in your home helps your neighbors too! Less pressure on the electric grid means fewer power outages in your community.

Home Battery Rewards Program Q & A

Get paid to join a network of homes that generate, store, and return energy to the grid.
How much will I earn by participating?

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.

How do I receive my Home Battery Rewards?

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.

How do I sign up?

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.

What are the program requirements?

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).

How does the program work?

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.

What if I only pay the minimum fee on my electric bill?

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.

What happens during a grid outage?

Your system will continue to work as it always has providing you power security.

How will Swell manage my battery for the Home Battery Rewards Program?

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.

I have solar plus battery storage, but not a Tesla Powerwall. Do I need a Tesla Powerwall to enroll?

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.

I have solar but I don’t have a battery, can I still participate?

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.

Can I enroll in the program if I don’t have solar?

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.

What happens if I want to un-enroll from the program?

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.

Who is Swell Energy?

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 energy storage batteries), Swell is making it easy for homeowners and businesses to take control of their energy use, achieve energy security and save on 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.

We’re one of the largest Tesla Certified Installers in the US with a 4.5-star rating on Yelp an an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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!