Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

August 22, 2012


The state of Florida offers a tax exemption for improvements to real property which include the installation and operation of a renewable energy source device. Renewable energy source devices are defined as equipment which, when installed in connection with a dwelling unit or other structure, collects, transmits, stores, or uses solar, wind or geothermal energy.

Eligible applicants are entitled to an exemption in the amount of the original cost of the device, including the installation cost, but excluding the cost of replacing previously existing property removed or improved in the course of such renewable energy system installation. Applicants must prove eligibility for an exemption to a qualified property appraiser.

Exemptions can be granted for a maximum of 10 years and are not granted on installations dating prior to January 1, 2009.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Web Site:
Start Date: 01/01/2009
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Wind (Small)
  • Geothermal Direct-Use
  • Pool Pumps
  • LED Lighting
  • Tankless Water Heater
Equipment Requirements: Must meet the definition of a renewable energy source device.


Name: Florida Stat. § 196.175

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.