1,000 maximum credit per residence, regardless of number of energy devices installed
Arizona's Solar Energy Credit is available to individual taxpayers who install a solar or wind energy device at the taxpayer's Arizona residence. The credit is allowed against the taxpayer's personal income tax in the amount of 25% of the cost of a solar or wind energy device, with a $1,000 maximum allowable limit, regardless of the number of energy devices installed. The credit is claimed in the year of installation. If the amount of the credit exceeds a taxpayer’s liability in a certain year, the unused portion of the credit may be carried forward for up to five years.
Qualifying technologies include solar domestic water heating systems, solar swimming pool and spa heating systems, photovoltaic systems, photovoltaic phones and street lights, passive solar building systems (trombe walls, thermal mass, etc.), solar daylighting systems (excluding conventional skylights), wind turbines, and wind-powered pumps.
Click the links below to access the relevant 2012 tax form and instructions:
* [http://www.azdor.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=_J-qcpSdTQA%3d&tabid=252&... Arizona Form 310]
* [http://www.azdor.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=3oEfzdX0Blo%3d&tabid=252&... Instructions]
System must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards; must carry a minimum 2-yr warranty on collectors, heat exchangers, and storage units; other equipment and installation must carry a minimum 1-yr warranty.