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Tax incentives sustain solar jobs, incentivize use and boost green policy

By Leslie Cole-Brooks

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 30, 2012

~~<p>First, solar tax credits create on the roof jobs in Hawaii for installers, manufacturers and suppliers. The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism has estimated that in 2012 the solar industry comprised 20 percent of all construction income. Think about the revenue stream that these jobs create.</p>
<p>A rooftop installer, for instance, pays state income tax and contributes to the state unemployment fund and workers compensation fund. He then pays rent, buys groceries, gas and a night at the movies as a Hawaii state resident with a job.</p>
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First, solar tax credits create on the roof jobs in Hawaii for installers, manufacturers and suppliers. The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism has estimated that in 2012 the solar industry comprised 20 percent of all construction income. Think about the revenue stream that these jobs create.

A rooftop installer, for instance, pays state income tax and contributes to the state unemployment fund and workers compensation fund. He then pays rent, buys groceries, gas and a night at the movies as a Hawaii state resident with a job. Login for more...



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