03 May '14, 2pm

The #Solar War in Arizona moves to a new battleground -- property taxes:

Arizona local news website AZ Central reported that the Arizona Department of Revenue, which is responsible for administering tax laws in the state, is considering approval of a reinterpretation of the Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption that at present “does not consider renewable energy equipment to add value to property". Image: Flickr/crume. An interpretation of property law that could come into effect in Arizona, taxing homeowners for leased solar panels fitted to their property is another manifestation of resistance to solar, according to an analyst from Lux Research. Following reports that claimed property tax laws in the US state could be freshly interpreted to remove exemptions for solar panels that are currently in place, if they are leased from a third party company, Matt Feinstein, analyst at Lux, told PV Tech it was the latest tactic to place obstacles in ...

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