Federal grant awarded to state to expand 'Solar For All'

Apr 29, 2024

The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) will be awarded $62.45 million from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which will enable the state to expand the number of low-income households and disadvantaged communities that can access affordable, resilient, and clean solar energy, supporting efforts to increase the reach of its existing rooftop solar program as well as expand its financing programs to also include community solar. This historic investment was made possible due to the Solar for All program and the Inflation Reduction Act’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda, which aims to make rooftop solar and storage systems accessible to low-income families nationwide and close the equity gap in access to solar energy.

“Climate change and affordability have continued to be critical areas of focus for our administration,” said Governor Josh Green, M.D. “We look forward to continuing this important work of delivering clean energy to our communities and improving the quality of life for our residents in perpetuity.”