City and County of Honolulu - Real Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements

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Eligibility: 
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Savings Category: 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Photovoltaics
Wind (All)
Biomass
Municipal Solid Waste
Combined Heat & Power
Landfill Gas
Tidal
Wave
Solar Pool Heating
Wind (Small)
Anaerobic Digestion
Program Info
Sector Name: 
Local
Administrator: 
City and County of Honolulu, Real Property Tax Assessment Division
State: 
Hawaii
Program Type: 
Property Tax Incentive
Rebate Amount: 

100% exemption for 25 years.

Summary: 
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.