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
- Waiawa Solar Project (Phase I) was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 50 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 12,587 Hawaii homes.
- Several large retailers in Hawaii have gone solar including Albertsons, General Growth Properties and Green Growth Properties. Green Growth Properties has installed one of the largest such installations with 1 MW of solar capacity at their location in Honolulu.
- At 12 MW, KRS I Anahola Solar in Anahola is among the largest solar installations in Hawaii. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 3,021 homes.
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Solar Companies in Hawaii
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Hawaii State Solar Policy Resources
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