in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

comments: 0

Recent legislative action in New York has put into place a new law exempting sales and installations of commercial solar units from the 4% state sales and use tax.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the law goes into effect next week and includes both PV and solar thermal equipment. Cities and counties will also be permitted to exempt such systems from the tax. 

Residential solar equipment in New York gained a similar tax exemption in 2005.




Solaredge_id1360

Surrette Battery_id
Latest Top Stories

U.S. To Dodge Solar Shortage This Year Despite Looming PV Tariffs

Existing PV manufacturing capacity should carry the U.S. solar sector through the year, even if anti-dumping duties are imposed on China and Taiwan this fall.


Advocate: Agency Does A 'Disservice' With U.S. Renewable Energy Projections

In a new report, the Sun Day Campaign says the U.S. can expect renewable energy to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2016, not 2040, as projected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.


In A Diverse Solar Marketplace, Some Say Specialization Is The Way To Go

Commercial and residential installers are beginning to find some truth behind an old adage: jack-of-all-trades, master of none.


Solar And Gas Provided Nearly 75% Of All New U.S Capacity In 2013

A number of factors made 2013 a banner year for solar in the U.S. A shift away from coal, oil and nuclear has cleared the way for more PV and natural gas capacity.


Deeper Data Dives Yield More Certainty On Solar Jobs

The Solar Foundation is taking the guesswork out of solar job-related calculations, and some states are using such data as a backstop to policy decision-making.

S&C Electric_id1352
Solar Promo_id1332
Hilco_id1361
WIP_id1320