Below are related links to resources specifically for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Hawaii. Learn more about deployment efforts in Hawaii.
Department of Economic Development, Business, and Tourism
The state's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism works closely with DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to implement deployment efforts from Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative activities. Find resources for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.
Electric Vehicles in Hawaii
The state of Hawaii sees the use of electric vehicles (EVs) as one solution to reducing the state's petroleum consumption and provides information on EV charging station locations and an EV station mobile app, guidebooks and other publications, information on EV laws and incentives, and details on programs and partners that are helping the state implement the use of more EVs.
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
This partnership, launched in 2008, between the state of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together business leaders, policymakers, and concerned citizens to find ways to meet 70% of the state's energy needs by 2030 through energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Island Clean Energy Projects
This website includes details, such as location, type of technology, amount of energy generation, project status, a brief summary, and links to more information for more than 40 select energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Hawaii.
Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard
This online, interactive tool helps renewable energy developers in Hawaii review local, state, and federal permits; apply for and receive permits; and interact directly with Hawaii Department of Health staff.
This state energy conservation and efficiency program offers cash rebates and other incentives to residents and businesses to help offset the cost of installing energy efficient equipment, and conducts education and training for residents, businesses, and contractors to encourage the adoption of energy conservation behaviors and efficiency measures.
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute works with the University of Hawaii; federal, state, and local governments; private industry; public utilities; foreign governments; community groups; and other research institutions around the world to demonstrate and investigate the impacts of energy- and marine-related activities.
Hawaii National Marine Renewable Energy Center
Located at the University of Hawaii, the Marine Renewable Energy Center focuses their research on ocean thermal energy conversion and wave energy development.
Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance
This business alliance is a group of renewable energy advocates, technology experts, and industrial suppliers of equipment and services; and developers, installers, and operators of renewable systems who provide education while advocating and working to implement policies that promote the use of renewable energy in Hawaii.
Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture
Funded by DOE, this program co-funds innovative clean energy projects, provides training and consulting services to emerging technology businesses, and helps energy technology companies find strategic partners.
Lead by Example for Government Agencies Initiative
In response to legislative and executive mandates, the Lead by Example initiative began in 2006 and works to make Hawaiian government buildings, fleets, and personnel practices leaders in energy efficiency and conservation.
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
This state agency is dedicated to energy- and ocean-related research, education, and environmentally sound commercial activities, and has experienced the economic benefits of the technology it researches first hand. The agency uses a small-scale deep seawater air-conditioning system to cool three of its research compound buildings and saves an estimated $4,000 per month in energy costs.