State Building Solar Requirements (California)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

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Place California
Name State Building Solar Requirements
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Construction, State Government
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Requirement Install solar energy equipment on all existing state buildings and state parking facilities

Date added to DSIRE 2002-08-01
Last DSIRE Review 2005-12-02

References DSIRE[1]


California's existing and new building construction standard requires solar energy equipment to be installed on all existing state buildings and state parking facilities where feasible, no later than January 1, 2007. It also would require solar energy equipment to be installed, where feasible, as part of the construction of all new state buildings and state parking facilities that begin construction after December 31, 2002.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: CA Government Code § 14710 et seq.

Authority 2: CA Government Code 14684 et seq.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department California Department of General Services
Address 707 Third Street
Place West Sacrament, California
Zip/Postal Code 95605-2811
Phone (916) 376-5000


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"