Hawaiian Electric wants to help our customers who are interested in considering solar systems become more knowledgeable and make informed decisions.
Solar energy is a clean and renewable resource that can be used to heat water or produce electricity with the installation of a solar water heater or photovoltaic (PV) system. It can help save money on your monthly electric bill, contribute to a cleaner environment by reducing the amount of fuel used to make electricity, and can increase the value of your home. Solar water heating systems can last 15 years or longer and PV systems can last for 30 years or longer.
If you are considering solar energy:
Consider energy efficiency first. You can find important initial steps in the Getting Started section that will save you money by reducing your electrical consumption through energy efficiency and conservation or by installing a solar water heater first.
Helpful tips in Financing Your System will provide information on tax credits, private financing options, and programs offered by Hawaiian Electric.
Site Considerations for Solar has important information which includes how to size your system, explanations about the various technology options available, and ways to maximize the performance of your system.
Look through Additional Technical Details to find out more information about solar technologies and considerations for installing solar systems.
Find helpful tips on selecting your contractor and a list of questions you might ask your contractor in the Selecting a Solar Contractor section.
Important information on Connecting to the Utility Grid is provided for the safety and reliability of our customers, as well as links to access forms and track your County building permit.
A special section Especially for Contractors that provides links to training, a helpful guide and Hawaiian Electric interconnection requirements and forms.
Lots of valuable resources may also be found in Videos.
Hawaiian Electric has been working in collaboration with the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) in developing Going Solar.
Statement from the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA)
Founded in 1977, the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) is one of the oldest Solar Energy non-profit organizations in the nation. The majority of our members are locally owned and operated, making HSEA the leading voice of Hawaii's solar industry. In support of Hawaii's Energy Independence initiative, the HSEA works directly with utilities, government agencies and legislators to create green jobs for Hawaii's economy and renewable energy sector.
The HSEA and the Hawaiian Electric companies have been long term partners in creating Solar Energy systems that would allow a sustainable future for Hawaii. The HSEA is proud to work in collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric companies to deliver the following content to ease any homeowner's path to a solar future.
Hawaii Solar Energy Association