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The state of solar power in Honolulu, HI

Honolulu ranks first in the U.S. in terms of solar installations per capita and fourth for total solar installations. Hawaii’s climate is ideal for solar adoption, and a comprehensive set of local incentives and regulations make it one of the best places in the U.S. to switch to solar power.

How much solar power does Honolulu, HI produce?

Honolulu produces 646.4 watts of solar power per capita—almost three times as much as its closest competitor, San Diego, coming in at 247.5 watts per capita. The state has 226.5 MW of total solar installations, more than any city in the U.S. except Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix.

Within the next five years, Hawaii is projected to install more solar panels capable of producing an additional 1,275 MW, more than doubling the current solar capacity of 1,225 MW. Some of those solar projects are bound to start in Honolulu, further improving the overall solar adoption in the city.

Is solar power generation feasible in Honolulu, HI?

Honolulu goes solar with SunPower

Geographically, Honolulu is in an extremely favorable area for solar energy production. On average, the island sees more than 5.5 kWh per square meter per day of solar electricity. These numbers are far ahead most of the U.S., with the exception of the Southwest.

The adoption of solar energy in Honolulu—and Hawaii in general—has exploded due to several factors, the most important being the sky-high energy prices. Since the energy needs of the islands are met by transporting fossil fuels for energy production, the energy costs are extremely high.

The average electricity cost in Honolulu is $0.31 for a kilowatt-hour, which is 138 percent above the national average! In addition to the obvious potential monthly savings, the state also offers a comprehensive set of local incentives to make it more appealing.

How can I start using solar power in Honolulu, HI?

Switching to solar in Honolulu is a choice you won’t regret—just ask thousands of Honolulu residents who are already enjoying the benefits and savings of a solar system. The cost of energy in Hawaii is very high, and solar power certainly plays an important role in the future of energy in Honolulu.

Whether you are a homeowner, business or homebuilder, SunPower has services and products to suit your needs. Request a free savings estimate to get started and find out how much you can save with SunPower® solar.

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