Local Option - Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy (New Hampshire)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Local Option - Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy
Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies (local option)

Start Date 1976-01-01

Program Administrator Office of Energy and Planning
Website http://www.nh.gov/oep/energy/saving-energy/incentives.htm
Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2014-10-03

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


New Hampshire allows cities and towns to offer an exemption from residential property taxes in the amount of the assessed value of a solar energy system, wind energy system, or wood-fired central heating system used on the property. A solar energy system is defined as a photovoltaic (PV) system or a system that "utilizes solar energy to heat or cool the interior of a building or to heat water for use in a building" and that includes one or more collectors and a storage container. Stoves and fireplaces do not qualify.

Cities and towns may adopt an exemption provision separately for each energy source. As of September 2014, 98 cities and towns in New Hampshire have adopted a property tax exemption for one or more of these energy sources. Visit the web site above for a current list of cities and towns that offer this exemption. Contact your local tax collector or assessor for more information.

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Authority 1: New Hampshire Statutes, Chapter 72:61 et seq.
Date Effective 1976-01-01
Date Enacted 1975 (subsequently amended)

  • 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"