What solar energy devices do NOT qualify for this credit?

  • Conventional plumbing components - Water softeners, drinking water systems, etc., even if they are provided (free or otherwise) as part of the system
  • Conventional controls - Load controllers, programmable thermostats, etc., even if they are provided (free or otherwise) as part of the system
  • Conventional heating/cooling systems - Air conditioners, heat pumps, evaporative coolers, furnaces, regardless of efficiency
  • Conventional windows and window treatments - Dualpane, low-e, shade screens, reflective and dark coatings, awnings, interior shades, drapes, and blinds
  • Conventional skylights
  • Appliances (all voltages) - Refrigerators, lights, fans, TVs, etc., unless they are manufactured specifically for photovoltaic systems
  • Fans - Ceiling, window, attic, interior, etc., unless they are manufactured specifically for photovoltaic applications
  • Paint - Ceramic, reflective roof coatings
  • Insulation (includes "outsulation") and radiant barrier
  • Weather stripping, caulking
  • Misting systems
  • Vegetation - Shade trees, shrubs, grass
  • Solar energy cars
  • A solar hot water heater plumbing stub out that was installed by the builder of a house or dwelling unit before title was conveyed to the taxpayer. These systems can be claimed on Form 319. For details, see the Form 319 instructions.

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