(Arizona) Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit


Arizona’s Solar Energy Credit is available to individual taxpayers who install a solar or wind energy device at the taxpayer’s Arizona residence. The credit is allowed against the taxpayer’s personal income tax in the amount of 25% of the cost of a solar or wind energy device, with a $1,000 maximum allowable limit, regardless of the number of energy devices installed. The credit is claimed in the year of installation. If the amount of the credit exceeds a taxpayer’s liability in a certain year, the unused portion of the credit may be carried forward for up to five years.

Qualifying technologies include solar domestic water heating systems, solar swimming pool and spa heating systems, photovoltaic systems, photovoltaic phones and street lights, passive solar building systems (trombe walls, thermal mass, etc.), solar daylighting systems (excluding conventional skylights), wind turbines, and wind-powered pumps.

Program Overview:
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Solar Ovens, Solar Cooling, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount: 25%
Maximum Incentive: $1,000 maximum credit per residence, regardless of number of energy devices installed
Eligible System Size: Not specified
Equipment Requirements: System must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards; must carry a minimum 2-yr warranty on collectors, heat exchangers, and storage units; other equipment and installation must carry a minimum 1-yr warranty.
Carryover Provisions: Excess credit may be carried forward for up to five years
Start Date: 1/1/1995
Web Site: http://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/Brochure/543.pdf
Authority 1:
Date Effective:
A.R.S. § 43-1083

Click the links below to access the relevant 2011 tax form and instructions:


Tax Assistance
Arizona Department of Revenue
1600 W. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2650
Phone: (602) 255-3381
Phone 2: (800) 352-4090
Web Site: http://www.azdor.gov/

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