Solar Installers Tell of GEMS Troubles

posted in: March 2016 | 0

The roll-out of the Green Energy Market Securitization program (GEMS) has had results that can charitably be described as disappointing. Of the $145 million available for loans intended to help Hawai`i homeowners and renters avail themselves of advances in energy-saving technologies, just three loans had been approved by the end of last January.

Officers with three solar installers who were willing to talk with Environment Hawai`i discussed some of the reasons they felt were behind the program’s limited results. None was willing to be identified in print.

“There was a difficulty not only in getting . . .

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