Interested in solar power in Hawaii? We’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.
The average Hawaii resident spends about 0.37 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 515 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month’s electric bill totaling $190.36 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.
Key Solar Facts – Averaged for Hawaii
Average savings per year: $3539.18 ($294.93 per month)
Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 6 years, 0 months
Is solar worth it in Hawaii? Based on the price of electricity in Hawaii (an average of 0.37 per kW) and high amounts of sun (8% more than average) compared to other states, solar power is 238% more cost effective than the rest of the nation.
Our final opinion: solar panels are an obvious financial choice in Hawaii.
Solar Panel Installers in Hawaii
Description: Sunrun is a residential-only solar provider in 15 states. The company estimates customers save an average of 20% on their electricity bills after costs.
- Several affordable plans available.
- Guaranteed lifetime protection for equipment.
- Guaranteed production rates. If they don’t produce as promised, Sunrun will refund your money.
- New home owners receive the same deals, increasing home equity.
About our rating: Sunrun’s guarantees really make it stand out – especially because one of the most common complaints with other solar panel providers is that salespeople over-promise production and leave customers stuck with money-losing systems. It’s all guaranteed in writing with Sunrun.
Description: SolarCity is currently the largest solar provider in the nation. The company was started by two brothers, and is proud of its grassroots beginnings.
- $0 down plans available.
- The Give Power foundation gives a solar system and battery to schools without electricity for every megawatt generated.
- Option to lock-in power rates to avoid rising utility costs.
About our rating: SolarCity is easy to get behind with its emphasis on helping less fortunate communities. Customers also report high satisfaction with price lock options.
Description: Vivint Solar is one of the larger solar power providers, serving several sun-friendly states. The company is best known for plans with no money down and quick installation.
- Plans available with no up-front costs if qualified.
- Professional consultation, custom design, and installation.
- Monitoring and maintenance from Vivint to ensure maximum performance.
About our rating: The company offers several plans to match most budgets; however, some salespeople reportedly make commitments and set expectations that cannot be fulfilled.
DIY Solar Systems
|Costco||DIY Solar panel kits from Costco are surprisingly affordable and easy to install. Recommended for experts and researchers only.||Visit site|
|Solar Direct||Solar Direct offers plenty of products, including batteries. Installation is available if you want it.||Visit site|
|Local providers coming soon||We're in the process of adding new solar providers by state. Check back soon!|
Solar Power by Month in Hawaii
A 5kW system will save someone in Hawaii about $294.93 on an average month. Hawaii residents will usually generate the most power in August. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.
|Month||Available kW / meter / day||Estimated savings / month|
Hawaii has a high amount of solar power to capture – about 4.51 kilowatts per meter per day.
Calculations and Sources
Data based on 93 reporting zip codes in Hawaii. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.
Get more info on cities in Hawaii
Choose from a city in Hawaii below to see info on solar power panels, installation, provider, and cost effectiveness in your area.
Captain Cook, HI
Ewa Beach, HI
Hawaii National Park, HI
J B P H H, HI
Kailua Kona, HI
Mountain View, HI
Ocean View, HI
Pearl City, HI
Schofield Barracks, HI
Tripler Army Medical Center, HI