Resources

These resources provide information for developers, investors, policymakers, and consumers on Hawaii’s clean energy portfolio and its progress toward high-impact, clean energy solutions.

Renewable EnerGIS Map

Renewable EnerGIS is designed to provide renewable energy resource and site information for specific Hawaii locations selected by the user. This tool is intended to help landowners, developers, and policy makers understand the renewable energy potential of sites statewide.

Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard

The Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard tool was developed to help those proposing renewable energy projects understand the county, state, and federal permits that may be required for their individual project. This tool works for projects ranging in size from residential solar installations to large utility-scale facilities.

Notice:  The Hawaii State Energy Office is currently upgrading the functionality and content of the Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard. Upgrades will include additional permits, updated agency processing information, additional guidance to help users know whether a certain permit is required for their project(s), and increased security and usability features. Version 2 of the Permitting Wizard will also be developed in an open source software environment. Upgrades will be ongoing and are scheduled to be completed by December 2014. The Wizard will remain functional during the upgrade phase. We thank you for your patience as we continue to develop tools to support the permitting of small and large renewable energy projects in Hawaii.

Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Directory

The islands of Hawaii have abundant natural resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels, and hydropower. These precious resources could potentially meet a substantial portion of Hawaii’s energy needs. Use this interactive directory to find and learn about renewable energy projects in Hawaii.

Hawaii State Energy Office Publications

Find reports, studies, research papers, resource assessments and more.

Monthly Energy Trends

These monthly reports by the Research & Economic Analysis Division of DBEDT contain data on West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange, average monthly gasoline and diesel prices, barrels of oil imported from foreign countries, fuel consumption, vehicle registration, electricity generation, consumption, prices, and data on renewable energy used in electricity generation. Data are presented by island with state total.

State & Local Energy Data

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, with help from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has launched a website that provides state and local decision makers easy access to a wealth of energy data specific to their location. The resources and data provided can be used to support strategic energy planning processes and deployment of clean energy projects.

Hawaii Energy Statistics

Statistics providing general information and insights into Hawaii, its energy goals, and its energy consumption trends.

Score Card

Data that summarizes Hawaii’s leadership in clean energy as demonstrated by advances in energy performance contracting, installation of photovoltaic capacity, and solar electricity capacity.  Hawaii consistently excels and places among the top 10 states in the nation.

Solar Water Heater Variance

Effective of January 1, 2010, all new single-family dwellings built in the State of Hawaii are required to have a solar water heater (Act 204, June 26, 2008, now HRS 196-6.5).  If your building plans do not include a solar water heater, then you must request a “variance” (exemption) from this state law. Submit a “Request for Variance from Mandatory Solar Water Heater” to DBEDT.

Financial Resources

Get information on Green Sun Hawaii, an innovative financing program administered by the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation; Hawaii Energy’s conservation and efficiency program; and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies.