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. It also provides information to help determine site permitting requirements. No special skills, software or experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are needed.
The information presented by Renewable EnerGIS is based on available data in public GIS files, also known as “layers.” The data layers are updated periodically but be aware that data shown on these maps may not be up to date. Please see the GIS disclaimer for more information. More detail is available on the source GIS layers for users who have the appropriate software (e.g., ArcView) and experience. The State of Hawaii Office of Planning makes its GIS layers available to the public at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/gis/.
Renewable EnerGIS will help with “first cut” site decisions. In most cases, the data presented in these maps are calculated estimates; measurements for specific sites are very limited and may not be reflected in these maps. Site surveys and initial due diligence are required to determine actual site attributes. Links are provided to helpful websites with additional information.
Should you be interested in a project on Department of Defense property, early consultation on your plans is requested. Please see the DoD statement for more information.
Renewable EnerGIS does not show existing renewable energy projects. To view information on existing projects, go to Hawaii Renewable Energy Project Directory.
Department of Defense Request for Early Consultation on Renewable Energy and Associated Energy Infrastructure Projects
Department of Defense (DoD) in Hawaii requests early consultation on plans for renewable energy and associated energy infrastructure projects to jointly analyze and mitigate impacts to current and future military training, testing, and readiness including, but not limited to; Military Operating Areas (MOAs), Military Training Routes (MTRs), air space, radar surveillance, coastal, and ground access and ocean use, when making any land use decisions regarding renewable energy. The DoD must also fulfill requirements found in Title 10 United States Code (USC) and the current National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Federal agency renewable energy contracting opportunities may be found at: https://www.fbo.gov/
Therefore, the following notifications should be made:
Department of Defense (DoD) Energy Siting Clearinghouse (for all projects)
Mr. Michael Aimone
There are no expressed warranties associated with the release of these databases. Specifically, no warranty is made that the GIS data or any subsequent updates will be error free and no warranty is made regarding the positional or thematic accuracy of the GIS data. The GIS data and any features it depicts do not represent or confer any legal rights, privileges, benefits, boundaries or claims of any kind.