Solar Energy System Exemption (Louisiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Solar Energy System Exemption|
|Incentive Type||Property Tax Incentive|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Program Administrator||LA Department of Revenue|
|Date added to DSIRE||2003-02-07|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-08-05|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
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.
|Contact Name||Public Information - LA DOR|
|Department||LA Department of Revenue|
|Address||PO Box 201|
|Place||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||La. R.S. 47:1706|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.