HSEA Endorses General Election Candidates

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

HSEA Endorses General Election Candidates


The Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) endorses the following political candidates in the upcoming General Election on November 8. The endorsed candidates have demonstrated powerful and continued support for the solar industry, both on the campaign trail and in office. Each candidate has worked tirelessly to support pro-solar legislation, incentives, and progressive renewable energy regulation in a constantly changing and complex energy landscape.


As Hawai’i moves closer to its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045, we will need the continued support of elected officials like these. The HSEA thanks them for their service in the interest of the public good, customers who desire energy independence, and all the men and women who work in the solar industry in Hawai’i. We look forward to working with them to promote the use of clean, sustainable, homegrown energy.

Hajime Alabanza
Executive Assistant, HSEA



US Senate

Brian Schatz (D)

US House, D1

Colleen Hanabusa (D)

US House, D2

Tulsi Gabbard (D)

Hawaii Senate D9

Stanley Chang (D)

Hawaii Senate D-15

Glenn Wakai (D)

Hawaii Senate D-20

Mike Gabbard (D)

Hawaii Senate D-25

Laura Thielen (D)

Hawaii House D6

Nicole Lowen (D)

Hawaii House D-17

Gene Ward (R)

Hawaii House D-20

Calvin Say (D)

Hawaii House D-22

Tom Brower (D)

Hawaii House D-41

Matt LoPresti (D)

Hawaii House D-50

Cynthia Thielen (R)

Hawaii House D-51

Chris Lee (D)


Founded in 1977, the Hawaii Solar Energy Association is a Non-Profit organization and is comprised of installers, distributors, manufacturers, auditors, and financiers of solar water heating and photovoltaic systems. The majority of our member companies are locally owned and operated, making HSEA the leading voice of Hawaii’s solar industry.

Each month, the HSEA presents a report assessing the strength of Hawaii's solar energy industry. A rating, SUNNY, OVERCAST, CLOUDY, or STORMY is issued each month based on solar sales, jobs, and installations data. Pro or anti-solar policy, regulation, and legislation also factors into the monthly rating.


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