- 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
|Renewable Generation Increase||9||9||10||9||12|
|Energy Efficiency Improvement||7||8||9||11||12|
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’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.
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.