Clean Energy Systems
Hawaii has a goal of achieving 100% clean energy from 2045. Clean energy is renewable energy from natural sources that do not emit greenhouse gasses. Hawaii has a goal of achieving 100% clean energy from 2045. This goal includes moving away from crude oil, or petroleum, and move towards energy producing resources like solar and wind. Leading the charge is Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, read more about the initiative here. As it stands now, Hawaii is heavily depend on the import of petroleum, which is by far the leading source for energy. In 2019, Petroleum accounted for 63% of the state's energy use with coal representing 12 % according to Hawaii State Energy Office. Representing just over 16% were the state's main sources of renewable energy (solar and wind). While the concept of using natural sources for energy is not new - the methods and innovations that have made these effective and powerful sources of energy in today's modern landscape are and as a homeowner in Hawaii it is important to understand what is available to you. Currently, Solar represented 12.7% of energy usage and wind accounted for 4%.
Solar Systems accounted for 12% of energy usage in 2019. It is by far the most common type of renewable energy system and there are many solar installers across the island.