Going Solar

Learn more about our solar energy programs.

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We can answer your questions about going solar and help connect you with a solar contractor. Please call (808) 871-8461 ext. 2445, or view our FAQs >

Customer Renewable Programs

In the past, generation of electricity took place only at power plants. This is referred to as centralized generation. Distributed energy resources, or DER, refers to smaller generators located throughout the energy grid, such as private rooftop solar systems mounted on customers' homes and businesses.

Hawaii leads the country in customer-sited DER and we have several programs available to customers who want to offset their energy bill by investing in clean energy generation.


Which Renewable Program is for You?

Each customer has unique variables that determine their clean energy needs. Are you interested in installing solar panels on your roof and exporting excess energy back to the grid to receive credits on your electric bill? Do you live in an apartment so are not able to install a rooftop system? Are you interested in generating your own power to offset the energy costs of your business? These questions are a good starting point to help point you in the right direction.

Private Rooftop Solar

Private Rooftop Solar

For residential and small business customers who want to reduce their bills by installing solar systems that meet specific program requirements.
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Community-Based Renewable Energy

Community-Based Renewable Energy

For customers who cannot or choose not to install private rooftop solar systems to get some of the benefits of clean, renewable electricity by subscribing to a renewable energy facility.
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Generate Your Own Power

Generate Your Own Power

For those large business and commercial customers that want to generate and consume their own electricity with no system size limitation.
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Join the Movement

By participating in these programs, you'll also help reduce our carbon footprint and become eligible to receive a Project Footprint reward*, a portable solar-powered charger with a built-in flashlight. Please provide your email address through our Online Customer Service Center so we can contact you with instructions on how to receive your free gift.

Join Project Footprint

* Project Footprint rewards are available only while supplies last. Hawaiian Electric may end the program or issuance of rewards at any time. Rewards will only be sent to addresses within our service territories and are limited to one (1) per address for each eligible action. Individuals must be 18 or older and must provide a valid email address. Rewards may not be available for individuals who have previously asked not to be contacted by Hawaiian Electric or who have unsubscribed from or opted out of our marketing emails. If you do not receive an email confirming your reward eligibility within two (2) weeks, please email us at footprint@hawaiianelectric.com.

Portable Solar-powered Charger