KIUC - Solar Water Heating Loan Program (Hawaii)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Hawaii

Name KIUC - Solar Water Heating Loan Program
Incentive Type Utility Loan Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount not specified

Maximum Incentive not specified

Terms Rate: zero interest
Repayment: 5 years of monthly payments
Program Administrator County of Kauai Housing Agency
Date added to DSIRE 2001-06-22
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-26

References DSIRE[1]


Through a partnership with Kauai Community Federal Credit Union (KCFCU) and Kauai County Housing Agency (KCHA), the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) provides qualifying members with zero-interest loans for solar water heating systems. The loan is available for installations of new systems, or to replace solar water heating systems that are over 15 years old and no longer work. KCHA, with funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program, and KCFCU provide funding for the loans. KIUC pays the interest, markets the program and verifies that systems will meet Energy Wise program standards for sizing and installation.

Participants must repay the loan within 60 months (no down payment is required). KIUC pays the interest on the loan directly to the lender for the customer. Participating members also make their monthly payments directly to the lender. There is no maximum loan amount, however commercial systems are not eligible.

The State of Hawaii also offers tax credits for solar water heating systems.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Claurino Bueno
Department Kauai Island Utility Coop
Division Energy Wise Programs
Address 4463 Pahee Street

Place Lihue, Hawaii
Zip/Postal Code 96766
Phone (808) 246-8280
Phone 2 (808) 246-8287


  • 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)"