An Act To Exempt Solar Energy Equipment from Property Tax
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §656, sub-§1, ¶K is enacted to read:
K. All solar energy equipment, as defined in Title 10, section 1492, subsection 1, installed on or after September 1, 2019 on residential property for the purpose of using solar energy or solar thermal energy to generate electricity or provide hot water to be used in a structure. A person who wishes to claim this exemption shall file with the assessor a written application in the manner prescribed by the assessor within 30 days following the annual assessment date of the municipality.
This bill provides a property tax exemption for solar energy equipment installed on residential property on or after September 1, 2019 to generate electricity or provide hot water to be used in a structure.