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Nexamp: Learn more here
- You subscribe to a local solar farm in your community.
- The Solar Farm feeds clean solar energy into the local utility electric grid.
- You continue to receive power from the utility as you do today.
- As a Community Solar Subscriber, you receive credits on your utility bill for the energy generated from the solar farm.
- Credits are purchased from Nexamp at a discount which can lower your annual electricity costs by up to 15%
Once the projects are available on Hawaiian Electric's CBRE Portal, LMI customers – including those who are renters and apartment residents – may become "subscribers" to a facility on their respective island. Once the projects are built and online, the subscribers receive credits on their monthly electricity bill based on their level of participation.
To learn more about how customers sign up, click here.
Current projects are available to low-to-moderate-income households that Hawaii Electric serves. The following methods will be used to determine whether a household meets the program requirements for a low-income household:
- A household can self-attest to earning less than or equal to the following income limits for a low-to-moderate income household, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To qualify, a household’s income must be equal to or less than the income limit established by HUD for the customer’s household size in the appropriate county.
[other counties’ income limits available here]
A household that participates in any of the following social benefit programs:
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP);
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8);
- Hawaii MedQuest Program;
- Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP);
- Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications (Federal);
- Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications (State)
- Child Care Connection Hawaii;
- Preschool Open Doors;
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP);
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP;
- Hawaii Head Start;
- Early Head Start; n. Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
- Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP);
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC);
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
- Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF);
- Hawaii Energy Affordability and Accessibility Program;
- Spectrum Internet Assist Program u. Hawaiian Telcom Internet Kokua Program
- Any verified government (Hawaii State or Federal) program providing services to LMI persons or households;
- Any verified government (Hawaii State or Federal) or Hawaii non-profit program serving Asset Income Constrained Employed (ALICE)7 persons or households;
You can find out more by visiting the Community Energy Hawaii site here