Hawaii’s GREEN! Team will design, develop and implement an innovative On-Bill Repayment Program (“OBR Program”) to democratize clean energy and reduce energy poverty by expanding access and affordability of renewable energy and energy efficiency to renters and LMI, as well as small businesses and nonprofit organizations. While this OBR Program will launch with a demonstration project to install 1,200 solar hot water heaters on Molokai rooftops, the Program plan will include a number of solar acquisition and adoption drivers to ensure greater success in achieving our clean energy adoption goals.
This OBR Program has the ability to scale to native (i.e. Department of Hawaiian Homelands) and other LMI communities throughout the state of Hawaii, unlock access to solar for renters and nonprofits, and serve as a model for democratizing clean energy and reducing energy poverty in other parts of our nation.