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Puerto Rico

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Puerto Rico - Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Green Energy   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Puerto Rico
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies, Must be certified by the EAA
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, General Public/Consumer
Amount:100% exemption
Equipment Requirements:Solar-electric equipment that produces electrical energy must comply with the norms and specifications established by the Energy Affairs Administration (EAA), and must carry a 5-year warranty. Energy-efficient equipment must by certified by EAA.
Start Date:8/10/2008
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
C3268 (2008) Law 248

Puerto Rican law exempts from the sales and use tax solar electric equipment, associated accessories, and components used to produce electrical energy. Distributors or manufacturers must submit a certification to the Departamento de Hacienda (Puerto Rico's Department of Revenue) declaring that the solar electric equipment and associated components comply with the norms and specifications established by the Energy Affairs Administration (EAA). In addition, distributors or manufacturers must provide certification that the solar equipment is guaranteed for at least five years.

  Departamento de Hacienda
PO Box 9024140
San Juan, PR 00902
Phone: (787) 721-2020
Web Site:
  General Info EAA
Energy Affairs Administration
P.O. Box 41314
San Juan, PR 00940
Phone: (787) 332-0914
Fax: (787) 721-3089
Web Site:
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