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Island Pacific Energy LLC
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Use Caution When Investing in Renewable Energy Projects

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…


Posted on March 1, 2010 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

The Missed Opportunity of the Feed In Tariff

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…


Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 9:47pm on December 27, 2008, aaron kagawa said…
greetings. welcome to the group. its awesome to see local green companies here in hawaii.
At 11:41am on December 27, 2008, Mika Leuck said…
Welcome Joseph! I was just reading about Island Pacific Energy. It sounds like you are doing great work.

The FAQ is a good place to learn about the site. You may want to join some of the interest groups such as Renewable Energy.

We hope you find TechHui useful and invite others. Thank you for helping Hawaii go green!


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