On Tuesday, the Hawaiian Electric Company is expected to release its energy plan which will show how future residential solar power will connect to the grid.
Many installers and residents have been in limbo waiting for the plan and over the past year the number of PV permits that have been issued has dropped in half.
On the eve of the report, a group of residents gathered to hold a vigil for Hawaii's solar industry.
The demonstrators came to the candlelight vigil with songs and signs.
They even passed around a get-well card for people to sign.
They are worried about the health of Hawaii's solar industry.
"We have a solar panel on a stretcher hooked up to life support, to represent how the industry is doing. We know that solar has been struggling," said Caitlin Pomerantz, with the Sierra Club.
"HECO has hindered the installations to the point where the industry is no longer flourishing. So it is kind of sick," said Jeff Lum, with Alternate Energy.
The solar industry used to be scorching hot, but last year HECO tightened up regulations over where new solar panel installations could take place. The additional red tape has forced some once prosperous companies into the red.
"We've had to lay off over a dozen people since they imposed these regulations. These are guys with families. They can't earn a living with solar, so they are on unemployment," said David Thompson, with Alternate Energy.
"Solar has been one of the most successful clean energy stories. It represents the best use of local resources and it is just common sense. Hawaii needs solar. We need a solar success story," added Pomerantz.
Four months ago, the state Public Utilities Commission came out with rulings requiring the Hawaiian Electric Companies to accommodate greater amounts of renewable energy
A day before the deadline, HECO released this statement: "We continue to work closely with Hawaii's solar industry, to ensure we can deliver solar power safely and reliably for all of our customers. We look forward to filing our plans that outline specific actions for adding significantly more solar."
Ewa beach resident Will Walker remains skeptical. He had solar panels installed on his roof last October, and was told HECO was looking into hooking them to the energy grid. They remain unconnected even now eight months later.
"I don't have faith in HECO anymore doing the right thing on their own. I think it will take the people pushing them in the right direction, lawmakers, and the PUC pushing them in the right direction," said Walker.
Along with calls for easier and cheaper connections for people installing solar panels, the demonstrators also call for more transparency over Hawaii's entire energy grid -- that way residents can verify if something is or isn't needed and is really in the best interest of everyone.