Program City and County of Honolulu - Real Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Hawaii
Administrator City and County of Honolulu, Real Property Tax Assessment Division
Start Date
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
Sectors Residential

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.

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