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As the southern-most state in the U.S., Hawaii is home to some of the best sun in the country. But this isn't the only reason going solar makes sense - the state also boasts some of the best financial incentives for solar ownership.
First and foremost, Hawaiians are eligible for the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This means that you can realize substantial savings through solar ownership by deducting 30% of your system's price tag from what you owe Uncle Sam. In addition, Hawaii offers a 35% state tax credit that can be applied to your tax liability at the state level. If that's not enough to make you hula-hoop around, going solar will also help you get away from high-priced utility power and put even more money back into your pocket.
Over the past few years there has been a solar eruption across Hawaii, and you will be hard pressed to find a better time to go solar in the Aloha State. Soon enough you will be throwing luaus with all of the savings from your Dividend Solar EmpowerLoan!
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7.80kW Ewa Beach, HI
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The potential savings from going solar in Hawaii are very real. Aside from saving money on your monthly electric bill, there are other key incentives that help solar ownership in Hawaii make sense: 1) the 30% federal tax credit 2) the 35% state tax credit, and 3) net metering.
First, the federal government offers a 30% Incentive Tax Credit (ITC) which is available in all 50 states*. This credit, which is equal to 30% of your system cost, is applied to the federal taxes you owe each year, thereby lowering the net cost of your solar system. The ITC is a great benefit of going solar: money that you would otherwise pay in taxes can now be used to own your solar system sooner. It is important to note that you can only reap the benefits of the federal ITC if you own your system directly - it is not available to homeowners who opt for a third-party ownership model, such as a Solar Lease or Power Purchase Agreement. With the Dividend Solar EmpowerLoan, you own your system and you get all of the economic benefits of going solar in Hawaii.
Secondly, Hawaii's solar tax credit covers 35% of the system and can be used as a credit on your state tax payments.
Finally, like many other states, Hawaii utilities have Net Metering policies which allow homeowners to be credited for extra energy fed back to the power grid. If designed optimally, a homeowner can expect to offset 100% of their current electricity use while also having some left over to sell back to the grid. Please note that in some areas of Hawaii (e.g., Kauai), utilities have adjusted net metering policies that have reduced the benefit of selling power back to the grid.
*Dividend Solar does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Your utility bill can drop significantly when you begin to generate your own power with a solar system. How much you can save will depend on the size of your system, your electricity usage, your current utility rates, and other factors, but one thing is for certain: Dividend Solar can help you go solar for Dividend Solar will not finance a solar project unless it will save you money down today. Our team and partners can design a system for you using some of the industry's most accurate remote assessment and design tools, and can present you with a system customized specifically for your home to give you a sense of your expected solar savings.
Working with the best solar installers in Hawaii, Dividend Solar offers its customers a better, simpler way to go solar and save money on utility bills.
It's easy to switch to solar! We will get your solar system up and running as quickly as possible so that you can start saving money and using clean energy. Inside your home, you won't experience any changes – there's no need to change appliances or make any other alterations. Outside your home, your Dividend Solar Installer will obtain all building permits and design your system to meet your local building codes. Your Installer will arrange the electrical, building and utility inspections and be on-site to make sure that everything is up to code.
Our mission at Dividend Solar is to make it as easy as possible for you to go solar today.
At a high level, energy from the sun is collected by the solar panels on your roof and converted into electricity. This electricity from the panels, which are made up of of photovoltaic cells, is in "direct current" (DC) form, which needs to be converted into "alternating current" (AC) electricity that you currently use in your home. This AC/DC conversion is made by a component called an inverter, which is included with your system. The inverter then channels the usable electricity into your existing power meter, and it can then be used to power your home. When your system generates energy in excess of your home's needs, that extra power is sent back into the grid (a process called "net metering") which in turn lowers the cost of your utility bill. Clean energy + savings!
Since the amount of power your solar system generates is a direct result of sunlight, it will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and will not produce any energy at night. Your home will continue to be connected to your local utility grid, so that you can automatically begin to draw power from the grid whenever you need it. You won't experience any power interruptions; the switch between solar system power and the utility grid happens seamlessly, with nothing to do on your end.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has an Energy 101: Solar video you can watch to learn more about the conversion from sunlight to electricity.
We hope so, and it's easy to find out. Simply enter your information here, and we will give you a call to get your solar journey started. Our customer-focused Installers can quickly evaluate your home's suitability for solar by examining satellite photos of your property, with no cost to understand if solar is right for you.
The cost of a solar power system will vary depending on its size, location, your roof layout and other factors, but rooftop solar systems typically cost between $15,000 and $50,000, with the average being about $30,000 for a 6.5kW (6,500 watts) system. To get a better understanding of how large of a system you'll need, sign up today for a free estimate of your solar savings.
Solar energy systems are durable and built to withstand the wear & tear of outdoor conditions. Your system will operate best when it is clean and in direct sunlight, so periodic rinsing is recommended. Seasonal inspections and trimming nearby trees will ensure your system is delivering optimal energy production. In case you encounter any issues with your system's performance, Dividend Solar's Installation Partners include operations & maintenance services, a 15-year warranty on all repairs and defects, and a system performance guarantee with every EmpowerLoan as part of our service to you.
Solar energy systems are also extremely reliable. Solar has proven to be a dependable source of energy for large office buildings, large retailers and governmental agencies, supplying large quantities of energy. Some of the largest organizations in the world have buildings powered by solar energy, including eBay, Walmart, and the US Air Force. Dividend Solar has incredibly high quality standards and partners with Installers who only use the best equipment – we build your power system to last, and stand by our quality with the system performance guarantee.
Performance monitoring is one of the coolest parts of owning your solar energy system. Each Dividend Solar system includes a special meter that measures your system's solar power production in real time. When you visit the EmpowerPortal, you can see exactly how much electricity you have generated and you can track the production over time.
In addition, the system performance data is also sent to our database, allowing us to proactively detect problems that may be reducing your system's performance. We consistently monitor the actual performance of your system to ensure that it is producing at least 85% of the power guaranteed by your Installer. If your system's performance falls consistently below that level, we'll send an Installer to fix the problem at no additional cost to you.
Now is an ideal time to switch to solar. Solar power can dramatically reduce your utility bill and will protect you from rising utility rates for years to come. In addition, federal, state and local governments are offering generous rebates and incentives to go solar. The federal government offers a 30% tax credit on federal income taxes which has been extended for five years.
Our Installers provide in-depth assistance on all required tax submission forms, which includes identifying all of the potential rebates, acquiring the relevant forms, and preparing the materials for you to sign and submit. We strive to make going solar a hassle-free experience at every stage of the process, including your tax submission.*
*Dividend Solar does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? The Dividend Solar EmpowerLoan offers the combination of hassle-free system coverage plus the financial rewards of ownership.
- Low, fixed interest rate
- Savings on your utility bill
- System performance guarantee
- Real-time monitoring
- Free maintenance
- Prepay at any time with no fees
- Maximized financial returns
- You receive the federal, state and local tax incentives instead of a third-party company
With our $0-down EmpowerLoan, Homeowners realize the maximum economic benefits of solar ownership, as well as a full service offering, including performance and maintenance guarantees. We have included the most attractive benefits of a solar lease, while shifting more of the economics back to you, the Homeowner, through ownership. With no out of pocket cost to buy a solar panel kit, the EmpowerLoan makes going solar easier than ever before.
For more details, you can see the many benefits of the EmpowerLoan here.
At Dividend Solar, we've changed the experience of getting a loan. Instead of a time-consuming, paperwork-heavy process with inflexible rules, our loan application process has been described as "simple," "hassle-free" and "the way it should be." If you're a qualified Homeowner, getting a loan has never been easier.
To start your solar journey, simply sign up here or give us a call. We'll have one of our all-stars bring you up to speed on our offerings, understand your energy needs and get a system designed for you - all at no cost to you.