Welcome to the Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard

From residential solar installations to large utility-scale facilities, the Permitting Wizard will help you begin the process of finding out which county, state, and federal permits may be required for your project. Read more...

The Permitting Wizard works by presenting a series of questions about the proposed project. Based on your responses, a list of potentially required permits is displayed with typical time frames for each permit. The list can be saved as a BMP or PNG file.

Once your list of permits has been generated, you can access information for each individual permit (Permit Briefs) at: http://energy.hawaii.gov/renewable-energy-project-permitting-in-the-state-of-hawaii

Since every project and permit is different, the results of the Permitting Wizard represent an initial appraisal of the necessary permitting requirements. Additional permitting requirements may apply. The Energy Office strongly recommends consultation with an expert familiar with Hawaii permitting regulations and processes. For a sample list of consulting firms visit: http://energy.hawaii.gov/developer-investor/project-permitting-assistance-and-resources/renewable-energy-permitting-consultants

To find and learn more about renewable energy projects in Hawaii, go to: https://energy.ehawaii.gov/epd/public/energy-projects-map.html

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The Renewable Energy Permitting Wizard was designed to help people understand the permitting process. It is not a legal analysis and should not be relied on exclusively. DBEDT strongly recommends users consult with an expert familiar with the relevant permits and approvals to expedite permitting. The State of Hawaii is not responsible for delays or losses should the processing of a permit or approval differ from the results of the Wizard. DBEDT recommends directly contacting the permitting agencies relevant to a specific project.