Solar and Wind Energy Equipment Exemption (Wisconsin)

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Summary

Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Solar and Wind Energy Equipment Exemption
Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Solar Pool Heating
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies















Maximum Incentive None










Program Administrator Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2014-11-11



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


Summary

In Wisconsin, any value added by a solar-energy system or a wind-energy system is exempt from general property taxes. A solar-energy system is defined as "equipment which directly converts and then transfers or stores solar energy into usable forms of thermal or electrical energy, but does not include equipment or components that would be present as part of a conventional energy system or a system that operates without mechanical means." A wind-energy system is defined as "equipment which converts and then transfers or stores energy from the wind into usable forms of energy, but does not include equipment or components that would be present as part of a conventional energy system." Passive solar design elements do not qualify under these rules. The exemption applies regardless of whether the equipment is deemed real property or personal property. In order to qualify for the exemption, property owners must file a request for the exemption with their local assessor by March 1st following the January 1st assessment date for which the exemption is claimed.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information Officer
Department Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Division Bureau of Assessment Practices
Address PO Box 8971, MS 6-97

Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53708-8971
Phone (608) 266-7750


Email bapdor@revenue.wi.gov
Website http://www.revenue.wi.gov/index.html
     
     

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

Authority 1: Wis. Stat. § 70.111(18)




Authority 2: Wis. Adm. Code Tax 12.50




















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"