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In Wisconsin, any value added by a biogas, or synthetic gas energy system, solar-energy system, or a wind-energy system is exempt from general property taxes. The property tax exemption applies regardless of whether the equipment is deemed real property or personal property.
A solar-energy system is defined as “equipment which directly converts and then transfers or stores solar energy into usable forms of thermal or electrical energy, but does not include equipment or components that would be present as part of a conventional energy system or a system that operates without mechanical means.” Passive solar design elements do not qualify under these rules.
A wind-energy system is defined as “equipment which converts and then transfers or stores energy from the wind into usable forms of energy, but does not include equipment or components that would be present as part of a conventional energy system.”
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