Energy Solutions Business Appliance Rebates and Customized Incentives Program

March 15, 2013


As part of the Energy Solutions Business program, the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program provides rebates for purchases of individual energy-efficient appliances. These rebates are available to customers of HECO, HELCO, and MECO as part of Hawaii's public benefits fund administered by Hawaii Energy.

Rebates vary based on energy savings, whether the purchase is for retrofitting or new construction, and in some cases, size of equipment. These rebates cover many of the energy-efficiency options for businesses, and those that are not covered specifically may fit into the Customized Incentives Program, which includes (but is not limited to) window tinting, adjustable speed drives, air conditioning system improvements, process heat recovery, booster pump, heat pump water heaters, and solar water heating. 

Please refer to the program website for more information.  Exact rebate amounts for businesses are listed on the Hawaii Energy website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Hawaii
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Varies by technology, see below for more info
Maximum Incentive: Varies by technology
Equipment Requirements: All room (window) air conditioners must be Energy Star rated.
All Packaged, Split Systems and Chiller cooling equipment must meet Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute standards.
Motor (3-phase) Must be NEMA Premium Efficient Rated
Window Film Shading coefficient must be less than 0.40.


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.