Energy Systems

Energy Systems exemption applications can be found here.


Solar Energy Systems Exemption (Chapter 72:62)


The Town Council or Assessor may grant an exemption from the assessed value, for property tax purposes, for persons owning real property which is equipped with a solar energy system as defined in RSA 72:61. The net result of the exemption shall be tax neutral, neither increasing or decreasing tax liability. RSA 72:61 states a "solar energy system" means a system which utilizes solar energy to heat or cool the interior of a building or to heat water for use in a building and which includes one or more collectors and a storage container. "Solar energy system" also means a system which provides electricity for a building by the use of photovoltaic panels.

Wood Energy Systems Exemption (Chapter 72:70)


The Town Council or Assessor may grant an exemption from the assessed value, for property tax purposes, for persons owning real property which is equipped with a wood heating energy system as defined in RSA 72:69. RSA 72:69 states a "wood heating energy system" means a wood burning appliance designed to operate as a central heating system to heat the interior of a building.
  • The appliance may burn wood solely or burn wood in combination with another fuel. A central heating system shall include a central appliance to distribute heat by a series of pipes, ducts or similar distribution system throughout a single building or group of buildings.
  • A wood burning appliance shall not include a fireplace, meaning a hearth, fire chamber or similarly prepared place with a chimney intended to be usable in an open configuration whether or not it may also be closed and operated closed; or a wood stove meaning a wood burning appliance designed for space heating purposes which does not operate as a central heating system or as a sole source of heat.

Wind-Powered Energy Systems Exemption (Chapter 72:66)


The Town Council or Assessor may grant an exemption from the assessed value, for property tax purposes, for persons owning real property which is equipped with a wind-powered energy system as defined in RSA 72:65. RSA 72:65 states a "wind-powered energy system" means any wind-powered devices which supplement or replace electrical power supplied to households or businesses at the immediate site.