Hawaii Energy offers rebates to Big Island ratepayers

Hawaii Energy, the state’s Public Benefits Fund administrator that focuses on energy-efficiency education and clean-energy initiatives, has launched new rebates for residents looking to lower their energy bills by investing in energy-efficient equipment and installations.

Almost all of the rebates have been increased from the previous year in an effort to keep up with the rising costs of goods.


The rebates are available from now until June 30, 2023, or while funds are available.

“We’re announcing our new rebates at a pivotal time when so many in our community are actively looking for new ways to lower their electricity bills as they experience the impacts of increasing fuel and energy costs,” said Caroline Carl, executive director at Hawaii Energy. “We encourage residents to take advantage of these rebates especially as we enter into the hot summer months when energy usage tends to increase about 18%.”

Hawaii Energy’s rebates can help residents with up-front costs to invest in energy-efficient equipment and installations. New rebates include:

Solar water heater — $1,000 rebate given for installing a new solar water heating system with one of Hawaii Energy’s participating contractors.

Heat pump water heater — $500 instant rebate given at the point of purchase from one of Hawaii Energy’s participating retail locations.

Tune-up/maintenance services — $150 for solar water heater tune-up, $75 for air conditioner tune-up.

More rebates are available. For more information or for a full list of rebates and services, visit Hawaii Energy’s website at hawaiienergy.com/rebates.

Rebates are available to residential electric utility ratepayers on Hawaii Island. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability of funds.

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