Hawaii is a National Leader in Solar Power
Solar power provides a significant boost to Hawaii's efforts to build a clean energy future. By the end of 2015, Oahu residents had nearly 41,600 rooftop solar systems with a capacity of 343 MW, significantly more than the largest conventional generator on the island. Hawaii Island residents had installed 9,700 systems with a 70 MW capacity and Maui County residents had installed over 9,300 systems with a 74 MW capacity.
When you install your solar system, 30% of your project expenses apply toward a credit to offset any taxes you owe that year. This federal tax credit is a major incentive to go solar, but it is being phased out by 2022.
Most people are eligible to claim this credit (you must owe federal taxes to be eligible).