With the proliferation of solar energy projects here in Hawai‘i, there has been a growing number of offers to local investors to invest in local renewable energy projects. These projects usually involve tax credits, passive losses and other incentives with returns ranging from 10-20%. Investors should be cautious when evaluating such projects. Since the returns on a renewable energy project depend heavily on an investor’s ability to qualify and use…Continue
Posted on March 1, 2010 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments
Much has been made of the proposed Feed In Tariff for renewable energy for Hawaii. Unfortunately, the Feed in Tariff is another example of a policy that draws big headlines but does little to move the State
toward energy independence.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a Feed In Tariff (or FIT) is type of incentive used to encourage the development of renewable energy. A FIT mandates a local utility to…Continue
Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments