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JAPAN, U.S. PROFESSIONALS SHARE RENEWABLE ENERGY INITIATIVES AT DKI APCSS

DKI APCSS partnered with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in conducting the event titled “The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy.” Participants explored opportunities for the two nations to develop, prioritize and disseminate alternate energy technologies as part of a future energy mix

New “Awards in Construction Excellence” honors BIA Renaissance and Parade of Homes

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) will present a new level of recognition with the premier of the “BIA Awards in Construction Excellence,” (ACE) featuring the winners of the 31st Annual BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards and 58th Annual Parade of Homes Awards. The new “ACE Gala” dinner will be held at The Modern Honolulu on October 5, 2016. These premier statewide competitions are open to all residential and commercial projects that have not been previously entered in a BIA Renaissance Building & Remodeling or Parade of Homes Awards competition.

HECO may restart 3 solar farms

HECO backed out of contracts with SunEdison Inc. for three solar projects in February because of SunEdison’s financial situation and failure to meet project milestones. Since HECO’s cancellation, D.E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, said it is committed to purchasing the projects so construction can continue and the 112 megawatts of solar energy can be online before the end of the year.

Kauai utility on track to exceed renewables goal

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative announced Wednesday that the island’s renewable resources met around 90 percent of customers’ electricity demand on four days in January.

24,108 Attendees Find Resources, Products and Services at the 2016 Home Building & Remodeling...

The 22nd Annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show was held January 22-24 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Hawaii’s top contractors, suppliers, building industry experts and associates created the “Big Show” under one convenient location and generated 24,108 attendees, a 4.0% increase over 2015.

HAWAII LEADS THE NATION IN SOLAR POWER PER CAPITA

capacity per resident, which is more than seven times the national average, according to a new report by the advocacy group Environment America The state’s solar success is due to high prices of grid electricity, abundant levels of sunshine and political policies, including becoming the first state in the nation to create a 100 percent renewable energy mandate, according to the report

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HGIA INVITES PROPOSALS TO FINANCE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS

The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA) today announced its Open Solicitation for Financing Arrangements — a call for proposals from clean energy developers, financiers, and other industry participants seeking Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) fund support for clean energy projects in the State of Hawaii.

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Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns

The Department of Finance, Real Property Assessment Division, would like to remind homeowners that due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified