Renewable Energy


Renewable Energy
Systems

  • 2005: 30
  • 2011: 5,489
  • 99.45% Increase

Renewable Energy Generation (% of Total)

  • 2007: 16%
  • 2011: 24%
  • 8% Increase

Energy Generation By Resource (in MWhs)

  • 2007: 936,162
  • 2011: 1,185,155
  • 248,993 Increase






Hawaii Renewable Energy Generation
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Hawaii 6.80% 8.20% 8.90% 9.40% 9.50% 9.50% 11.90%
U.S. 6.20% 6.70% 6.40% 7.20% 8.00% 8.30% 9.40%






Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standards
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Renewable Generation Increase 9 9 10 9 12
Energy Efficiency Improvement 7 8 9 11 12
Total 16 17 19 20 24

Hawaii Overview

Hawaii’s most important economic initiative is developing a clean energy economy for Hawaii. Encouraged by the state’s goal to achieve 70% clean energy by 2030 – we are not only building an investment in Hawaii’s economy, but also helping to keep a significant amount of the $4 billion spent annually on imported oil within the state.

Solar panels are currently trending in Hawaii as an effort to save the planet and live off the environment. There are tax breaks for Hawaii residents who have installed multiple solar panels on their roofs to create electricity for their household.

From 2005 to 2011 there has been an increase of 5,459 renewable energy efficient systems. This is a 99.45% increase. The renewable energy strategy has fueled Hawaii’s recovery to go green and recycle.

Hawaii Trends

Hawaii’s energy generation by resources had an increase of 248,993 MW of renewable generation capacity on buildings across the State from 2007 to 2011. The most popular renewable energy generation by resources were biomass and wind followed by geothermal, hydro and PV. Hawaii’s future goal is to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy total to 45% by 2020 it’s currently at 24% as of 2011. Hawaii’s energy generation compared to the United States has been on average 2% higher each year in Renewable energy creation. Out of the 5,489 installation HECO performed 3,435, MECO 1,048, HELCO 804 and KIUC 202.

More Data

To learn more about the data, the original data dataset used to create the tables and graphs can be found on the socrata site.

Renewable Energy & Efficiency Portfolio Standards

New Distributed Renewable Energy Systems Installed in Hawaii

Hawaii Renewable Energy Generation by Resources

Hawaii Renewable Energy Generation vs. U.S.