Solar Energy System and Cogeneration System Personal Property Tax Credit (District of Columbia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Place|| District of Columbia
|Name||Solar Energy System and Cogeneration System Personal Property Tax Credit|
|Incentive Type||Property Tax Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, CHP/Cogeneration|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| 100% exemption
|Start Date|| 2012-07-25
The District of Columbia Council created a personal property tax exemption for solar energy systems and cogeneration systems within the District by enacting B19-0749 in December of 2012.
Eligible solar systems Solar energy is defined by D.C. Code § 34-1431 to mean "radiant energy, direct, diffuse, or reflected, received from the sun at wavelengths suitable for conversion into thermal, chemical, or electrical energy, that is collected, generated, or stored for use at a later time". This seemingly broad definition can include solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal, or any other energy technology that uses solar energy.
Eligible cogeneration systems are defined as those which "produce both electric energy and steam or forms of useful energy which are used for industrial, commercial, heating or cooling purposes".
|Department||District Department of the Environment|
|Address||51 N Street NE|
|Place||Washington, District of Columbia|
|Phone|| (202) 535-2600
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| D.C. Code § 47-1508 (a)(11)
|Authority 2:||D.C. B19-0749|
|Date Enacted|| 2012-12-04
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.
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