Hawaii Solar Resources

General resources regarding state solar policies, solar incentives, and utilities.

  • Hawaii State Energy Office: Information on the basics of solar technology, solar water heaters, and the state of solar in Hawaii. With the state’s goal to reach 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2045, the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is leading the state’s charge toward clean energy independence. HSEO is committed to developing and deploying high impact solutions that will maximize Hawaii’s renewable energy resources and improve efficiency and transportation standards. READ MORE →
  • Hawai'i Energy: We educate island families and businesses about the many, lasting benefits of clean energy. We encourage and reward practical energy-saving decisions. Together we can save money, grow our economy, and reduce the demand for electricity imports. This resource illustrates the rebates for commercial solar water heating.  READ MORE →
  • Solar Power Rocks: This page is a complete guide to the complicated and sometimes confusing process of installing solar panels in Hawaii. It includes a solar strategy section, a policy information section, and solar incentives. Solar Power Rocks is committed to giving a clear picture of the policy, incentives, and investment returns on solar panel installations. READ MORE →
  • Sun Power for Schools: Sun Power for Schools is a demonstration and educational program initiated in 1996 to teach students and the community about renewable energy systems by demonstrating 1- to 2-kilowatt rooftop solar electric systems at selected public schools. Over the span of 19 years, the program flourished and grew. Through the partnership among donors, the Hawaii Department of Education, participating schools, and Hawaiian Electric, over 80 kilowatts of rooftop solar systems were installed at 46 schools. In addition to the renewable energy each system provides to its school, the systems offer teachers tangible learning tools that are supported by educational material.  READ MORE →

Generation180 has toolkits, guides, reports, and more to help your school go solar. Visit SolarForAllSchools.org for even more resources.