With fantastic solar insolation and high electricity prices due to a dependence on imported energy, Hawaii is an ideal solar market. However, interconnection continues to be an issue as Hawaiian utilities have imposed restrictions to avoid solar generators' loads on their systems.
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Notable Solar Installations in Hawaii
- Kawailoa Solar in Haleiwa was developed by Clearway Energy Group and came online in 2019. This 62.7 MW project produces enough electricity to power 16,808 homes.
- Brookfield Properties Retail, Target, and Home Depot have all gone solar in Hawaii. Brookfield Properties Retail's 1.5 MW Ala Moana Center project is one of the largest corporate projects in the state.
- At 40.3 MW, Waianae Solar Project in Waianee is among the largest solar installations in Hawaii. Completed by Eurus Energy Corp in 2017, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 10,803 homes.
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Solar Companies in Hawaii
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Hawaii State Solar Policy Resources
Official SEIA State Affiliate: Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA)
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Hawaii public utilities
Hawaii Solar Energy Association – Learn what local solar companies have been doing to create solar jobs in Hawaii since 1977
Hawaii State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Hawaii
State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics
DSIRE Incentives Database - Hawaii - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Hawaii and across the United States
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Hawaii State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government