Hawaii ranks #1 in the nation with the highest utility rates in the country. The average American pays 11.9 cents/kWh while in Hawaii some residents pay as much as 40 cents/kWh. Hawaii is also the most petroleum dependent state in the country importing 46.3 million barrels of petroleum for Hawaii’s total energy use at a cost of $5.09 billion just last year. Most, if not all of those fossil fuels come from foreign sources.
Hawaii’s climate provides consistently sun-filled days making it an ideal location to use the power of the sun.