Residential Solar Energy Property Tax Exemption (Rhode Island)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Residential Solar Energy Property Tax Exemption|
|Incentive Type||Property Tax Incentive|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||System assessed at no more than conventional energy system|
|Program Administrator||Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-12-03|
Rhode Island law provides that for purposes of local municipal property tax assessment, certain residential solar-energy systems may not be assessed at more than the value of a conventional heating system, a conventional water-heating system, or energy production capacity that otherwise could be necessary to install in a building. Qualifying systems include photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar hot-water systems and active solar space-heating systems. Equipment must be new. (Passive solar systems, and systems installed on boats or vehicles do not qualify.)
|Department||Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources|
|Address||One Capitol Hill|
|Place||Providence, Rhode Island|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-57-4 (a)(6)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.