Will Hawaii Have a Solar System on Every Rooftop? Gov Hopes So01/24/2013
Allowing a greater swath of the population to take advantage of solar energy and save money on their electricity bills is a top priority for Gov. Neil Abercrombie this legislative session.
Rooftop solar arrays have primarily been utilized by residents with the financial means to pay high up-front costs for solar systems, said Abercrombie during his State of the State address on Tuesday. But this could change with a new energy financing program being spearheaded by the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
“No longer will a photovoltaic system be only available to those who can afford the significant initial investment,” said Abercrombie during his address. “Instead, this program will allow users to take advantage now, and pay for it over the long run while deriving the immediate benefits.”