Solar and Wind Energy Credit (Corporate)

Originally enacted in 1976, the Hawaii Energy Tax Credits allow individuals or corporations to claim an income tax credit of 20% of the cost of equipment and installation of a wind system and 35%…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Solar and Wind Energy Credit (Personal)

Originally enacted in 1976, the Hawaii Energy Tax Credits allow individuals or corporations to claim an income tax credit of 20% of the cost of equipment and installation of a wind system and 35%…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Net Metering

Note: On October 12th, 2015 the Hawaii PUC voted to end net metering in favor of 3 alternative options: a grid supply option, a self-supply option, and a time of use tariff. Customers with net…

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Residential, State Government, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Wind (Small)… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Hawaii has established simplified interconnection rules for small renewables and separate rules for all other distributed generation (DG). For inverter-based systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in ca…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Priority Permit Processing for Green Buildings

Buildings eligible for priority processing are those that meet the “energy and environmental design building standards”. These standards can be achieved by earning either a Leadership in Energy…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Residential, Installers/Contractors

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

City and County of Honolulu- Real Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements

In September 2009, the Honolulu City Council unanimously passed Bill 58 to create a real property tax exemption for alternative energy improvements. This bill became effective October 1, 2009. The alternative energy property installed on a building, property, or land is exempt from property taxes for 25 years. For the purposes of this property tax exemption, alternative energy sources include solar, wind, hydropower, tidal, wave, solid waste and increased efficiency in fossil-fuel burning facilities. Energy sources based on fossil fuels, nuclear fuels or geothermal energy are not eligible…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

GreenSun Hawaii

GreenSun Hawaii is a loan loss reserve fund developed using funds from the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). GreenSun Hawaii partners with banks and credit unions, making…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Refrigerators/Freezers, Lighting, Heat Pumps… More

 

Green Infrastructure Bonds

In July 2013, Hawaii enacted legislation allowing the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to issue Green Infrastructure Bonds to secture low-cost financing for clean energy installations, including both renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The bond proceeds will be used to fund the on-bill financing program being developed by the Public Utilities Commission. Bondholders will be repaid with funds collected from the state Public Public Benefits Fund.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Feed-in-Tariff

Note: In August of 2013 the Hawaii Public Utility Commission (PUC) initiated an investigation into the Feed-In-Tariff Program in Docket No. 2013-0194. On December 5th, 2014 the Hawaii PUC issued…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

Source: U.S. Department of Energy