Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption (New Jersey)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New Jersey

Name Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% exemption

Maximum Incentive None

Program Administrator New Jersey Division of Taxation

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


New Jersey offers a full exemption from the state's sales tax (currently 7%) for all solar energy equipment. This exemption is available to all taxpayers. All major types solar energy equipment, including equipment for passive solar design, are considered eligible for the exemption as described by the New Jersey Division of Taxation Publication S&U-6 (Sales Tax Exemption Administration). According to S&U-6, the exemption includes all solar energy "devices or systems specifically approved by the Board of Public Utilities, Division of Energy and designed to provide heating or cooling or electrical or mechanical power by converting solar energy to some other usable energy source, including devices for storing solar-generated energy." The exemption does not apply to devices that would be required regardless of the energy source being utilized. In order to claim the exemption, the purchaser must fill out and submit Form ST-4 (Exempt Use Certificate) to the seller instead of paying sales tax.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service Center
Department New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Division Taxation Division
Address P.O. Box 281
Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625-0281
Phone (609) 292-6400


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: N.J. Stat. § 54:32B-8.33
Date Enacted 1980

Authority 2: N.J.A.C. § 18:24-26.1 et seq.
Date Effective 12/01/2008 (most recent version)

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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