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Puerto Rico

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Puerto Rico - Tax Deduction for Solar Energy Systems   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Puerto Rico
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Maximum Incentive:$1500
Equipment Requirements:Equipment must be certified and have a warranty of five or more years.
Authority 1:
13 L.P.R. ยง 8423
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
C2610 (2010) Act No. 83

Puerto Rico offers a 30% tax deduction (up to $1500) for expenses incurred in the purchase and installation of solar equipment to heat water for residential use. "Solar equipment" is defined as "any equipment capable of using solar energy directly or indirectly to heat water, whether such equipment is bought or manufactured by the taxpayer, provided that the same is operating." The deduction applies to those who lease or own the residential property.

An individual who claims the solar equipment deduction must enclose with his or her tax return a certificate stating that the solar equipment has been approved by the Puerto Rico Energy Affairs Administration within the Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and a certificate stating that the solar equipment purchased has a warranty of five or more years.


  Departamento de Hacienda
PO Box 9024140
San Juan, PR 00902
Phone: (787) 721-2020
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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