The Conversation

Weekdays at 11am on HPR-1

Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of locally-focused discussions of public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from around the block and around the world provide perspectives on life in the islands and issues that have not yet reached Hawaii. 

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The Conversation for Wednesday November 21, 2012

Nov 21, 2012

 Solar companies owned off island w/ Jeff Davis
Shop local, buy local, generate a local economy. We frequently get those messages and sometimes respond with our hearts before our heads can do a little due diligence. That can be dicey according to Jeff Davis, known to some as The Solar Guy. He’s critical of his industry and the renewable energy tax credits going to photovoltaic lease companies owned by investors outside of the state. So what’s a caring consumer to do.