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The state of solar in Honolulu

Honolulu is the top city in the country for solar installations per person, with San Diego and Albuquerque following close behind. The island of Oahu embraces clean energy. Honolulu is a prime location for solar power, with its yearly average of 271 sunny days, which far exceeds the 205-sunny-day average for the U.S.*

  • *. Best Places, Climate in Honolulu, Hawaii (accessed 8/25/2021)

How much solar energy does Honolulu produce?

Honolulu has about 840.88 watts of solar capacity per capita, with over 7,700 existing solar installations.* About 97% of all buildings in Honolulu are solar-viable, which could produce 2.6 million megawatt-hours each year.* (A megawatt is one million watts, and a megawatt-hour is the output of that energy for one hour.)

  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)

What are the advantages of going solar in Honolulu?

By going solar in Honolulu, you can save significantly. Hawaii is notorious for its high residential electricity rate of 37.34¢ per kilowatt-hour, or kWh, of output (a Kilowatt is 1,000 watts), which is 214% more than the national average.* Though Honolulu’s electricity rates, at 35.1¢ per kWh, are 6% less than the state’s, you can save more each month by installing solar panels and generating your own power.

Solar systems are also environmentally friendly because the electricity they produce create no air, land, or water pollution. Residents can reduce their carbon footprint and positively impact climate change by harvesting the sun’s energy.

  • *. Electricity Local, Residential Electricity Rates & Consumption in Hawaii (accessed 8/25/2021)

What’s the best way to go solar in Honolulu?

Though you can undoubtedly go solar without professional assistance, the best way to experience all the benefits of solar energy is by contacting a licensed solar provider. These professionals understand how to match high-efficiency solar systems with each client’s specific needs, include the number of panels necessary to meet energy generation goals.

Before meeting with a solar professional, it’s worth using a solar savings calculator to quickly build a custom solar system design for your roof with an estimate of how much money you’ll save on electric bills and the amount of power it will produce.

Not all solar systems will be suitable for your property. You need to consider everything from the panels’ durability, the visual impact the panels will leave on your home, and your home’s energy objectives. By consulting with a reputable and experienced solar provider, you can be confident that you will have the best system to maximize your clean energy production without exceeding your budget.

Get started now. Request your consultation with SunPower. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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