Honolulu - Solar Bond Program (Hawaii)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Hawaii

Name Honolulu - Solar Bond Program
Incentive Type Local Bond Program
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Central Air conditioners, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Program Administrator Councilmember Charles K. Djou
Website http://www.votesolar.org/honolulu.html

References DSIRE[1]


In June 2004, the Honolulu City Council approved Bill 14, including a $7.85 million bond for solar and energy-efficiency retrofits for Honolulu public buildings. The bond measure will fund lighting or air-conditioning improvements in municipal buildings across the island, as well as photovoltaic (PV) installations on city buildings in Kapolei. By bundling solar with energy efficiency, projects can be structured so that energy savings exceed debt service and will be immediately revenue-positive.

The Honolulu bond will attempt to replicate the $100 million solar bond measure passed by San Francisco voters in November 2001. The bond is expected to save almost 6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a year and have a net present value of approximately $1.3 million over the life of the project.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Honolulu City Council Bill 14 (2004)
Date Enacted 2004-06-04

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Lori Gorospe Wingard
Department Councilmember Charles K. Djou
Address 530 S. King Street
Address 2 Room 202
Place Honolulu, Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code 96813
Phone (808) 527-5683

Email lwingard@honolulu.gov

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"