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  • Hawaii was the first state to set a deadline for generating 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, which is required to be achieved by 2045.
  • In 2017, Hawaii’s mild climate contributed to the state having the lowest residential sector energy consumption in the nation. 
  • Solar power provided half of Hawaii's renewable generation in 2017, primarily because of the growth of distributed rooftop solar photovoltaic electricity generation, which has nearly doubled since 2014.
  • Hawaii is one of seven states with utility-scale generation from geothermal energy. In 2017, 3.2% of Hawaii's net electricity generation came from geothermal energy.
  • Hawaii's heavy dependence on imported petroleum for electricity generation and its isolated island grids contribute to the state having the highest U.S. retail power prices.

Last Updated: November 15, 2018

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