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Matias Besasso Owner of Rising Sun Solar on Maui

Matias Besasso / Greetings from Rising Sun’s Owner

Aloha & Welcome!

Starting with the seventh installation on Maui in 2003, Rising Sun is today the largest solar energy company in the state with offices on Maui, Big Island, Oahu and Kauai. For 17 years, Rising Sun has led the solar market in Hawai’i. Our company provides design, installation, financing and maintenance for solar energy systems of all sizes and types.

We are advocates for solar incentives and grid access. We help create industry best practices, increase public awareness through community involvement, and invest in workforce education. Our customers are always our first priority.

Mahalo for visiting – our team is here to help you go solar smoothly and successfully.

If you’re interested in joining our team, see our current career opportunities.

Kind regards,

Matias Besasso


Customers in Hawaii

30 MegaWatts

Installed To Date


Team Members

The Rising Sun Difference

1. 20 Years Solar Expertise

Founded in 1986 with 20 years of solar experience, Rising Sun is one of the most seasoned and well-trained companies in the State of Hawaii.  This has allowed us to develop our focus on providing the best workmanship, best products and best service in the industry.

2. Locally Owned & Operated

As a locally owned and operated company, we are committed to making “going solar” an easy, affordable and reliable process – after all it’s our friends and neighbors we need to ensure are happy with their solar system. 

3. Environment

We are out to change the world and we already have! When we began over 12 years ago we installed the 7th Net Metered PV system on Maui, today over 10% of Hawaii’s power is currently generated by small-distributed solar systems. Rising Sun has been a leader in efforts to promote sustainability, encourage environmental stewardship, and illuminate the pathway to energy independence. Rising Sun has been chosen as Maui’s Best Green Business in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014.

We take pride in our trade and we are excited to be a part of Hawaii’s Clean Energy Goal to reach 70% renewable generation by 2045.

4. Energy Independence

Rising Sun is devoted to renewable energy and sustainability throughout the community, co-founding the Hawai‘i PV Coalition in 2003 we have worked tirelessly to maintain the NET Metering Law and allow more PV systems to interconnect to the grid. We continue to be at the table for the PUC proceedings related to regulation and legislation of Hawaii State Energy Policy.

Get Started Now and always save on Your Energy Bill

We will custom design and install a solar system for your home so you can lock in electricity savings for the next 20 years.