Hawaii can proudly call itself the 8th most solar state in the union with 564 MW of installed solar capacity. This is enough power for 146,000 homes. This is quite impressive considering the relatively limited space the islands have.
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The state of Hawaii has experienced explosive growth in recent years. Here are some figures:*
- A total of 117 MW of solar was installed in 2015 alone. This was the 13th most compared to other states in that year.
- There are about 116 solar companies in the state. They employ close to 2,800 people.
- Prices for installed solar have dropped 6% from 2014 to 2015.
- A significant $331 million was invested in solar for residential, commercial, and utility use in 2014.
The Renewable Portfolio Standard for Hawaii is considerable. The state must have a significant 40% of renewable energy in use by 2030.**
Residents in Hawaii have paid some of the highest rates for electricity. This has spurred a major adoption of distributed solar power in recent years. Interconnection issues has slowed things down a bit, but residential solar power installations will continue to spread in the coming years.
Solar power is, and will continue to be, a promising solution to the state’s history of reliance on imported petroleum. Solar has already proven to be a cost-effective answer to this dirty fossil fuel.
There are about 79 solar contractors in the state. They can be found on 5 out of the 8 islands that make up Hawaii. These include; Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (The Big Island), Kauai, and Molokai.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from eia.org.