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Solar Energy Systems Exemption
Exemption for Solar Energy Systems (RSA 72:62)
The Solar energy systems exemption (solar) is available to residential, commercial, and industrial properties.  The exemption is for properties with a solar energy system which utilizes solar energy to heat or cool the interior of a building, or to heat water for use in a building and which includes one or more collectors and a storage container.  Solar energy system also means a system which provides electricity for a building using photovoltaic panels.  The property tax exemption shall be in the amount equal to 100% of the actual assessed value of the qualifying equipment as defined in RSA 71:61.  Property owners wishing to receive the exemption are required to apply and qualify for the exemption under state law and must file a Permanent Application (State form PA-29) with the Assessing Department by April 15th.

Guidelines:
  • The applicant is the owner of the property on April 1st of application year
  • The applicant must own the real estate which is equipped with a solar energy system
  • The exemption does not apply to those properties that generate electricity for resale
  • The solar energy system must be installed and operational as of April 1st of application year
  •  If your property is held in a trust, you must supply a copy of the trust instrument and "A Statement of Qualification" (PA-33) must be completed and submitted with documents.  (all documents submitted shall be handled to protect the privacy of the applicant)

Submit a copy of the complete signed solar system contract along with the Permanent Application .