The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 32: Taxation and Finance

Chapter 125: EXEMPTIONS

Sub-Chapter 002: Restricted Exemptions

32 V.S.A. § 3845. Alternate energy sources



§ 3845. Alternate energy sources

(a) At an annual or special meeting warned for that purpose, a town may, by a majority vote of those present and voting, exempt alternate energy sources, as defined herein, from real and personal property taxation. Such exemption shall first be applicable against the grand list of the year in which the vote is taken and shall continue until voted otherwise, in the same manner, by the town.

(b) For the purposes of this section, alternate energy sources includes any plant, structure or facility used for the generation of electricity or production of energy used on the premises for private, domestic, or agricultural purposes, no part of which may be for sale or exchange to the public. The term shall include, but not be limited to grist mills, windmills, facilities for the collection of solar energy or the conversion of organic matter to methane, net metering systems regulated by the Public Service Board under 30 V.S.A. § 219a, and all component parts thereof including land upon which the facility is located, not to exceed one-half acre. (Added 1975, No. 226 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2007, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)