City and County of Honolulu - Real Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements (Hawaii)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||City and County of Honolulu - Real Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements|
|Incentive Type||Property Tax Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Pool Heating, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||100% exemption for 25 years.|
|Program Administrator||City and County of Honolulu, Real Property Tax Assessment Division|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-09-23|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-09-02|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
In September 2009, the Honolulu City Council unanimously passed Bill 58 to create a real property tax exemption for alternative energy improvements. This bill became effective October 1, 2009. The alternative energy property installed on a building, property, or land is exempt from property taxes for 25 years. For the purposes of this property tax exemption, alternative energy sources include solar, wind, hydropower, tidal, wave, solid waste and increased efficiency in fossil-fuel burning facilities. Energy sources based on fossil fuels, nuclear fuels or geothermal energy are not eligible for this exemption.
|Department||City and County of Honolulu Department of Budget and Fiscal Services|
|Division||Real Property Assessment Division|
|Address||842 Bethel St.|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Honolulu City Council Bill 58|
|Authority 2:||Revised Ordinances of Honolulu 8-10.15|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.