1. Renewable Energy Exemption

Renewable Energy Investment Exemption (Title 36, M.R.S.A. §655(1)(U) & 656(1)(K))

This program exempts eligible renewable energy equipment, such as solar panels, from property tax beginning April 1, 2020.  

Residential Solar Eligibility:

  • 100% of energy produced is consumed at the location of the array; OR
  • The customer receives a net energy billing credit. 

Commercial Solar Eligibility:

  • A solar farm with a nameplate capacity of less than 5 MW qualifies for exemption if it is receiving a net metering credit pursuant to 35-A M.R.S. § 3209-A ; OR
  • A solar array of any size is eligible if 100% of energy produced is consumed at the location of the array.

Filing Deadline:

  • April 1 of the first year in which exemption is requested.

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