‘Green Loan’ program makes PV affordable
A few years ago, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union took its commitment toward environmental sustainability a few steps further by installing photovoltaic (PV) panels on the rooftops of its two corporate buildings. In February 2011, panels went up at the Pearl City location, followed by a two-part installation at the College Walk address that was completed in September of 2012.
“The installation (of PV panels) at our locations was part of our effort to be good corporate citizens for Hawaii’s future,” explained HawaiiUSA president and CEO Karl Yoneshige.
The credit union also has solar-powered parking lights at Pearl City and at the soon-to-open Kahala branch, in addition to other green-building projects. HawaiiUSA’s green efforts have a dual effect: Reduction of operating expenses in the long-term and a significant contribution to the sustainability movement.
As a financial institution that fully understands the value and benefits of PV, HawaiiUSA encourages its members to consider installing PV at home. To help make owning PV more affordable, the credit union has developed the most competitive Green Loan program available in Hawaii.
“HawaiiUSA’s Green Loan also can benefit homeowners who already have installed PV at home,” said consumer credit supervisor Kelii Peltier. “Many homeowners acquired special limited time, no-payment or no-interest PV loan programs that are now coming to the end of the promotional period. They may be facing high-interest rates that can make affording their PV systems difficult,” Peltier continued. “Our Green Loan’s low-interest rates and longer terms could work to lower their existing monthly payments.”
“We are here to help our members improve their financial well-being,” said Yoneshige. “Low-rate PV system financing supports their decision to lower their energy costs.”
To learn more about HawaiiUSA’s Green Loan program and for membership information, visit its website at hawaiiusafcu.com or call 534-4300.
contact // 534-4300
address // 1226 College Walk