Solar Energy System Exemption (Louisiana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Louisiana

Name Solar Energy System Exemption
Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100%

Maximum Incentive None

Program Administrator LA Department of Revenue

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


In Louisiana, any equipment attached to an owner-occupied residential building or swimming pool as part of a solar energy system is considered personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation. The value of a solar energy system will not be included in the assessment of such buildings or swimming pools.

A solar energy system is defined as "any device that uses the heat of the sun as its primary energy source and is used to heat or cool the interior of a structure or swimming pool, or to heat water for use within a structure or swimming pool." Solar energy systems include but are not limited to systems utilizing solar collectors, solar cells and passive roof ponds.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - LA DOR
Department LA Department of Revenue

Address PO Box 201

Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70821-0201
Phone (225) 219-0102


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

Authority 1: La. R.S. 47:1706

Date Enacted 1994-05-11

  • 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"