Solar Energy System
The initial purchaser of a building with an active solar energy system may qualify for an exclusion from assessment on that portion of the value attributable to an active solar energy system, less the amount of any rebates. To qualify for this exclusion, an Initial Purchaser Claim for Solar Energy System New Construction Exclusion must be filed with this office.
The addition of an active solar energy system to an existing property is automatically excluded from assessment. For example, the installation of photovoltaic (PV) cells on an existing home would not be subject to assessment. There is no need to file an exclusion form to benefit from this exclusion.
Note: an “active solar energy system” does not include solar water heating for swimming pools or hot tubs.