Colorado Solar Rebates and Incentives

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

Program Type

Sales Tax Incentive

Technologies

Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Other Renewables (not specified)

Amount 100% Expemtion at state level
Required Documentation  
Official Web Site http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251773934969&ssbinary=true

 

In Colorado solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy systems are exempt from state sales and use tax—at least through July 2017. This includes exemption from taxation of all sales, storage, and use of components used in the production of alternating current electricity from a renewable energy source. This includes equipment like trackers, generating equipment, supporting structures or racks, inverters, towers and foundations, balance of system components such as wiring, control systems, switchgears, and generator step-up transformers. 

 

While the exemption only applies to state-level taxes, Colorado also enacted legislation that allowed local jurisdictions, towns, counties, cities, etc., to also exempt renewables from sales and use taxes. Check with local jurisdictions to find out whether or not they tax such purchases or uses.

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