Protect Yourself from Rising Utility Bills with Solar and a Home Battery in Hawaii
With Sunrun, You Can Build a More Affordable and Resilient Energy Future Today
Hawaii electricity rates vs. the national average.1
Hawaiians pay the highest electricity prices in the country.2
Solar power in Hawaii is more than twice as cost-effective vs. other states.3
Hawaii basks in plenty of sunny days each year.4 What’s more, with the costs of rooftop solar panels and battery storage systems at an all-time low,5,6 the Aloha State is the ideal place to go solar with a Hawaii solar company like Sunrun.
We Give You Several Options to Switch to Solar
Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you choose to lease or own your home solar system, along with energy storage in Hawaii, we make going solar as straightforward as it gets. Sunrun is one of the best solar installers in Hawaii that you can team up with. When possible, we’ll even handle the paperwork of your Hawaii solar panel installation for you.
Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Hawaii for little to $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.
Full Amount Lease
Prepay for up to 25 years of Hawaii solar power for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.
Own a Hawaii home solar system, and you could build home value. You may be eligible for Hawaii solar incentives, like the federal tax credit9** and a state tax credit.10 Honolulu residents might also qualify for a property tax exemption.11
Solar + Brightbox™
With Brightbox, Sunrun's battery storage service, your solar installation in Hawaii can help keep your devices and appliances running during cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.
Hawaii's electric utility rates are the highest in the U.S.2
With a Brightbox home battery system in Hawaii, electricity is as local as you can get.
Brightbox with a Tesla Powerwall can help you back up your entire home, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem solar battery.*
When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.
Brightbox can turn on at night. This is the Hawaii battery storage solution that puts you in control of your energy usage.
Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that's dangerous for your health.8
You can monitor your Hawaii solar energy production and storage every day with the online dashboard and mobile app.
Brightbox monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly. This perk sets it apart from the average solar battery in Hawaii.
Hawaii Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***
Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit** (ITC)
The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.9
Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit (RETITC)
35% of the final cost of the home solar system. (Up to $5,000)10
Green Energy Money Saver Program (GEMS)
Eligible renters and low- and moderate-income homeowners who get their power from HECO, MECO, and HELCO can get special on-bill financing for rooftop solar panels, batteries, and other energy improvement systems.12
Property Tax Exemption (Honolulu only)
Property tax exemption on the added home value from the home solar system.11
Learn More about Hawaii Solar Incentives
Let's Preserve the Beauty of the Islands for Generations to Come
Hawaii is the most fossil-fuel dependent state in the nation.13
State electricity generation that will come from clean energy sources by 2045, thanks to the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI).13
Create and store your own clean energy in Hawaii with Sunrun and reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a modern and more resilient energy system that runs on local, renewable electricity. If you go solar, you can also boost control of your home energy for the next 25 years or longer.
Find out if Sunrun is a good match for your energy needs with our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can ensure Hawaii continues to shine as a natural wonder.
Your home energy, customized
- Find your ideal system and battery
- Understand how solar incentives work
- Get your cost to switch to solar
Why Choose Sunrun in Hawaii?
As the nation’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,7 we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people control their electricity costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Ready to join the clean energy revolution? Check out our home solar and storage plans to see which one works best with your budget and energy needs.
*One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours.
**We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.
***Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives, and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.
2. Energy Information Administration (EIA) — Hawaii state electricity profile
3. Solar Power Panels in Hawaii: Costs, Companies, and ROI
6. U.S. battery storage price drop
7. Sunrun ranked as leading residential solar-plus-storage vendor
8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet
9. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
10. Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit (RETITC)
11. Honolulu, Hawaii solar property tax exemption
12. Hawaii Green Energy Money Saver Program (GEMS)