Hawaii

Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund

Hawaii Senate Bill 932 amends Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 196 to create a clean energy and energy efficiency revolving loan fund administered by the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority. This bill was enacted in 2021 and there are not currently any examples of specific past projects

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Matching Grant Program

Hawaii House Bill 2075 (2018) reestablishes a matching grant program originally established in Act 159 of the Session Laws of Hawaii 2015. The program authorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide matching grants to qualified businesses conducting research and development in alternative energy in

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Renewable Portfolio Standard

Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, updated in 2015 with House Bill 623, requires that large self-generators ensure that on-site energy generation consists of 40% renewable energy by 2030, 70% by 2035, and 100% by 2040. Renewable energy includes energy generated using biomass, biofuels, solar thermal, green

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Renewable Gas Study

Hawaii Senate Bill 2818 (2020) requires a study determining the economic and technical feasibility of renewable gas in Hawaii, which it defines as biogas, hydrogen gas derived from renewable energy sources or carbon dioxide from waste. The potential will be considered for end use by

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Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit (RETITC)

Each individual or corporate taxpayer that files an individual or corporate net income tax return in Hawaii can apply this tax credit for every eligible renewable energy system installed and placed in service on or after July 1, 2009. Section 235-12.5 of the Hawaii Revised

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Solar Water Heater Rebate

Hawaii Energy offers a commercial solar water heating rebate to incentivize energy-efficient equipment. The rebate is calculated based on de-rated capacity per ton using the solar water heating worksheet found here: https://hawaiienergy.com/images/for-business/PY22/wks_wh_solar.xlsx

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Renewables and Efficiency in State Facilities & Operations

Section 196-9 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes directs state agencies to install solar water heating systems in buildings and facilities where it is cost-effective based on the life cycle costs compared to conventional water heating systems. If solar thermal systems are not found to be

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The Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)

The Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$) On-Bill Program is an innovative financing program offered by the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority for nonprofits, small businesses, and commercial tenants to make eligible energy improvements. These improvements include thermal storage pumps, water heating, solar PV systems, and other

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