Residents and businesses in Hawaii pay more for energy than just about anywhere else in the country. Honolulu-based Blue Planet Energy is one organization that's attempting to ease that energy burden.
Blue Planet Energy has created an energy storage system to encourage energy independence and broaden the use of renewable power. The company has about 25 employees and a network of more than 250 certified dealers that have installed thousands of its energy storage products.
"We want to decarbonize our energy system," Chris Johnson, the company's CEO, told Insider. "However, climate is changing. Storms are getting more intense and knocking out the grids, and so that's where we need to make our electricity systems ready."