Solar Power Tax Incentives and Credits in Hawaii


Hawaii is one of the American states cracking ahead to make a switch to clean, solar power. We have reported several achievements Hawaiian Electric Co. reaching 20 megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy on the island of Oahu.

As usual, government incentives play a key part in promoting a switch to renewable energy. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency is a good place get started, but if you want to make your life a tad easier, check out the infographic that AlternateEnergy has put together so consumers can learn about the gist of what’s on offer in that State.

The graph breaks down all the major tax credits and incentives available to Hawaii residents for photovoltaic solar electric systems, solar hot water systems, and solar attic fans, as well as some statistics on the current state of electricity in Hawaii.

The graphic reflects the recent November 2012 changes to the state solar tax rules for how a system is calculated.

Article by Antonio Pasolini, a Brazilian writer and video art curator based in London, UK. He holds a BA in journalism and an MA in film and television.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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