Given its remote location, the lack of domestic fossil fuel resources, and the task of transmitting energy across 5 islands, electrifying Hawaii provides a unique challenge. The archipelago currently generates nearly 3/4ths of its electricity from imported petroleum fuels,1
and as a result, its electricity prices are by far the highest in the U.S. – nearly double that of the second highest, Connecticut.2
Renewable energy is an obvious solution for Hawaii’s energy problems, and the state has made clean energy deployment a priority. In fact, Hawaii's current renewable portfolio standard is 100% by 2045--the only state in the nation to mandate all its electricity come from renewables.3
Given the Aloha State’s sunny climate, solar energy – and its potential as a decentralized source of electricity – is particularly attractive. Unsurprisingly, Hawaii’s solar industry is one of the fastest growing in the U.S.4
Learn more about energy in Hawaii with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.