solar project, hilo, hawaii

Project: Photo-voltaic System for Hawaii’s First-and-Only Financial Opportunity Center.

Local Project Partner:

Contact at HCA:

Project type:






Hawaiian Community Assets

Jeff Gilbreath (Executive Director) |



Hawai'i / Hilo

no certification (small project)


20.00 US$/t (1ton is enough to offset approx. 110gal of gasoline, 1350kWh of electricity or 4.5 hours of flight time*)

Why should I support this project?

Support a Hawai'i based non-profit organization in reducing its operating costs. This leads to additional resources for the support low-income families while reducing emissions through the replacement of grid electricity by solar power.


Climate Impact:


Project Drawdown Climate Solution Rating: 10 (Rooftop Solar) out of the 80 best solutions to tackle climate change.

By supporting this project YOU are supporting the following goals of the Sustainable Hawaii Initiative:


In addition, YOU are supporting the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:


This project will install a photo-voltaic system on Hawai'i’s first-and-only Financial Opportunity Center in Hilo!  Your contribution will be used to partially fund the installation of the system  and allow the local nonprofit organization, Hawaiian Community Assets, to dedicate over $35,000 in energy cost savings from the project to the delivery of free financial education and counseling to low- and moderate-income Hawai'i children, jobseekers, and business owners over the next 5 years alone as they work toward the development of sustainable, self-sufficient local economies.  To find out more about Hawaiian Community Assets and their work, click here.


Support this project directly by offsetting your emissions.

Not sure how much to offset?

Carbon Mitigation Package including support of installation of PV at the Hawaiian Community Assets Financial Opportunity Center in Hilo, Hawai'i

With this offset package you are actively supporting the local project and Hawai'i`s transition towards 100% renewable energy. 

You can choose different amounts of offsetting depending on your needs in 0.5t increments. The price of this offset package is 20.00US$/t. With each $20 this package includes


- the offset of 1 ton of carbon dioxide through one of our certified international offset projects

- a contribution to the project described


Through the combination of projects we are able to support more expensive small scale local projects while making sure your emissions are mitigated via certified projects and emission reduction certificates will be retired on you behalf. You will receive one certificate stating the total amount you chose to offset in this purchase. If you need several certificates, please make multiple purchases. Mahalo.

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Please note: 1 ton is equivalent to 2,205lbs.


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*The values displayed are only intended to give you an estimate. Emissions produced by electricity consumption can vary greatly depending on how the electricity at your place of residence is generated. Emission estimate for flights include climate impact through contrails and ozone formation but also depend on aircraft type, travel class and seat capacity utilization.

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