Financial Incentive information for California is provided by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE California). Information about additional incentives not present on DSIRE is listed here.
Sales Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Manufacturing Equipment
SB 71 of 2010 established an exclusion from the state's sales and use tax for expenses related to the design, manufacture, production, or assembly of renewable energy equipment, combined heat and power equipment, and alternative transportation equipment in California. The legislation defines renewable and energy broadly to include "solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, hydroelectricity under 30 megawatts, or any other source of energy, the efficient use of which will reduce the use of fossil and nuclear fuels."
Energy Disclosure Requirement
California has an energy disclosure policy for commercial buildings, which requires the release of information to the government and to buyers, lenders, and lessees consistent with an energy star rating system.
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