California provides a partial exemption of the state's sales and use tax for farm equipment and machinery. The exemption only applies to taxes levied by the State, and not sales and use taxes levied by local governments. Further, the exemption does not apply to the taxes imposed or administered pursuant to sections 6051.2 and 6201.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law, the Transactions and Use Tax Law, or section 35 of article XIII of the California Constitution.
Pacific Power offers the Home Energy Savings Program for their residential California customers to improve the efficiency of their homes. Incentives are also available for contractors and newly built Energy Star homes that meet specific requirements listed on the program web site. Incentives are available for energy efficient clothes washers, refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, lighting, evaporative coolers, central AC units, and heating/cooling tune-ups.
Pacific Power is providing rebates to their customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and facilities. These rebates step down over time as key installation targets are met. As of December 14, 2011, the rebate for residential systems is on Step 3, with incentives for $1.13 per watt AC-CEC. The rebate for non-residential systems is on Step 5, with incentives of $0.36 per watt for taxable entities and $1.11 per watt for tax-exempt entities.
Pacific Power provides an incentive for home builders in California to build energy efficient houses through the Energy Star New Homes Program. Rebates are available through this program for homes which are built to the specifications of NW BOP Energy Star. See Equipment information table for additional documentation requirements for each incentive. Contact Pacific Power or visit the program web site listed above for assistance.
Pacific Power's FinAnswer Express Program includes incentives and technical assistance for lighting, HVAC and other equipment upgrades that increase energy efficiency and exceed code requirements in commercial and industrial facilities. Both retrofits of existing equipment and new construction projects are eligible. For retrofits, the utility may need to verify existing equipment. Rebates may also be available for custom efficiency projects; interested customers should call Pacific Power for more information.
Pacific Power's Energy FinAnswer program provides incentives to help customers improve the efficiency of their existing facilities and build new facilities that are significantly more efficient than code. New construction and retrofit projects for all industrial facilities can participate as well as all new commercial projects and commercial retrofits in facilities larger than 20,000 square feet.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers a variety of rebates for residential customers who install energy efficient equipment in eligible homes. Prescriptive rebates are available for eligible energy efficiency improvements such as HVAC, appliance, water heating, ventilation and pool pump upgrades. More information and applications for rebates are available at the program web site and customers can apply for the rebates online through the e-Rebate system. All equipment must meet program requirements for efficiency and installation.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers rebates and other incentives to businesses and non-residential customers to increase their energy efficiency. In addition to covering equipment and other energy efficient improvements, PG&E offers incentives for efficient building design.
The Standard Energy Efficiency Rebate Program covers a variety of specified improvements, including:
Through the Rebates for Multi-Family Properties Program, PG&E offers prescriptive rebates for owners and managers of multi-family properties of two or more units. Insulation, appliances, boilers and water heating, HVAC, and lighting improvements are among the eligible products for rebates. All equipment must meet program requirements listed on the PG&E program web site or application forms. Owners or managers can receive rebates for singular improvements or a range of upgrades implemented. Maximum total incentive amounts may apply.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A performance based approach is designed to encourage builders to construct single-family and multi-family dwellings that use at least 15% less energy than Title 24 standards. The incentive payments are based on the final 2008 T-24 reports created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiners (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater.