Hawaii Offers Free Lighting Program for Small Businesses

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Hawaii Energy program to replace old lighting for free for small businesses

Pacific Business News, March 23, 2014

Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai, is offering small businesses and restaurants an opportunity to replace their old lighting with newer energy-efficient ones for free between now and June 9.

Businesses pay about 33 cents per kilowatt hour on Oahu and slightly more on the Neighbor Islands, about three times the national average of 10 cents per kilowatt hour, Hawaii Energy said.

Lighting can account for nearly half of a retail business’ overall electricity costs at 48 percent, and account for 27 percent on an office’s costs and 18 percent for restaurants.

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