Solar rally at the Capitol

March 19th, 2013
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Solar supporters are showing up at the Hawaii State Capitol today to rally for solar tax credits that are helping Hawaii move towards a clean energy photo. Photo by Greg Yamamoto for the Ulupono Initiative. Courtesy.

Solar supporters are showing up at the Hawaii State Capitol today to rally for solar tax credits that are helping Hawaii move towards a clean energy photo. Photo by Greg Yamamoto for the Ulupono Initiative. Courtesy.

Solar power supporters, unite!

If you want to keep renewable energy tax credits going strong in Hawaii, then let your voice be heard at the "Power to the People Day" from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol tomorrow (Wednesday, March 20).

Renewable energy advocates are rallying in support of legislation that will keep renewable energy tax credits going strong in Hawaii and available to homeowneres and businesses.

The Hawaii Solar Energy Association, Blue Planet Foundation, Sierra Club, Ulupono Initiative, Sen. Mike Gabbard (West Oahu), Rep. Chris Lee and other advocates will be present.

Advocates say that renewable energy tax credits are accomplishing what they were created to do — make clean energy more accessible and affordable to more people. Since the tax credits were put in place in 2009, solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Hawaii have quadrupled. The solar industry also generated over a quarter of all local construction jobs, according to an estimate from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

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