Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

March 15, 2013


The Hawaii Energy - Energy Efficiency Program offers incentives for residential customers on Hawaii, Maui, Lanai Molokai, and Oahu for investments in Energy Star appliances and other approved energy efficiency measures.  Rebates are only available for retrofits.  Rebates are available for a variety of appliances, certain air conditioners, air conditioner servicing, and whole house energy monitors. Appliances must be installed on one of the eligible islands and participants must apply for rebate within six months of purchasing the appliance. The incentive is limited to one of each appliance with the exception of ceiling fans and air conditioners, of which participants can claim rebates for up to five purchases. Additional restrictions apply; interested customers should visit the program web site for more information.

As part of the Energy Solutions programs, Hawaii Energy also provides rebates for heat pump water heaters to replace existing residential systems. High-efficiency water heater rebates vary based on tank size. In order to be eligible for this rebate, residents must live in their homes year round and purchase a program approved model. Interested customers can view a list of retailers selling eligible models on the program website, fill out the rebate application, and call an approved contractor.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Hawaii
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Hawaii Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: CFLs: $0.98
LEDs: $6-$8
Ceiling Fans: $40
Solar Attic Fan: $50
Whole House Fans: $75
Clothes Washer: $50
Refrigerators: $50
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $125
Variable Refrigerant Flow Air Conditioner: $200
Central Air Conditioner Servicing: $50
Whole House Energy Monitor: 50% of cost up to $100
Heat Pump Water Heater: $200
Maximum Incentive: Whole House Energy Monitor: $100
Equipment Requirements: Appliances and Air Conditioning units must be Energy Star rated.


Organization: Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program
Address: 1132 Bishop Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: (808) 537-5577

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.