Honolulu - Solar Bond (Hawaii)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Hawaii

Name Honolulu - Solar Bond
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 7.85 million bond

Website http://www.votesolar.org/honolulu.html
Date added to DSIRE 2004-07-03
Last DSIRE Review 2005-06-15

References DSIRE[1]


On June 4, 2004, 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, originally proposed by Mayor Harris at a $10 million level but later reduced by the Budget Committee, will fund lighting or air-conditioning improvements in municipal buildings island wide as well as photovoltaic installations in 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 successful $100 million solar bond passed in San Francisco by voters in November 2001. The bond is expected to save almost 6 million 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)"