FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND GRANTS
Energy costs can be overwhelming for families in any economy. Identifying and pursuing financial assistance opportunities may help to reduce the stress of energy utility bill burdens. For more information, read through this page and click on the assistance topic best suited to your current needs.
FINANCIAL RESOUrCE LINKS
Financial Assistance Resources
Energy costs can be overwhelming for families in any economy. Identifying and pursuing financial assistance opportunities may help to reduce the stress of energy utility bill burdens.
Financing and Incentives for Renewable Energy Projects
A critical component to any successful project and business venture is the ability to access and utilize capital. Understanding which resources and incentives are available to you is an important step in this process.
Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit
Renewable fuels, such as ethanol, hydrogen, biodiesel, biofuel, renewable diesel, and biogas may qualify for an income tax credit.
Testbeds and Innovation
Hawaiʻi’s unique location and abundant resources amount to the ideal proving ground for clean energy innovation, making Hawaiʻi an international testbed for promising clean and reliable technologies. Entrepreneurs, driven by passion and powered by ingenuity, are helping to secure Hawaiʻi’s energy future by developing innovative technologies that can be deployed in communities statewide.
Hawai‘i is a beneficiary of the “Volkswagen (VW) Settlement” stemming from violations of the Clean Air Act by Volkswagen and related entities. The Hawai‘i State Energy Office administers the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds and executes eligible environmental mitigation projects to reduce vehicle emissions in Hawai‘i.
Diesel Replacement Rebate Program
The Diesel Replacement Rebate (DRR) program provides rebates for the replacement of medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with new, battery-electric equivalents. Presented by the Hawai‘i State Energy Office in partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Health, the DRR is funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, and the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.