|Commercial Solar Property Tax Exemption
|Virginia Department Energy
|Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
The following property tax exemptions for solar facilities are available in Virginia:
100% property tax exemption for the assessed value of equipment and facilities used in:
80% property tax exemption for the assessed value of equipment and facilities used in:
The law broadly defines eligible solar facilities as "any property, including real or personal property, equipment, facilities, or devices...designed and used primarily for the purpose of collecting, generating, transferring, or storing thermal or electrical energy." The exemption does not include the land on which the equipment or facility is located.
The tax exemption is generally for “certified pollution control equipment and facilities” which includes any property including real or personal property, equipment, facilities, or devices used for the purpose of abating for preventing pollution of the atmosphere or waters in the State. In addition to solar PV, other properties also include, but not limited to, any equipment used to create mulch, compost, landfill gas, synthetic or natural gas recovered from waste or other fuel.
Local tax exemption options for residential customers can be accessed at this link.