‘It’s so high it’s punitive’: Residents angered by local tax hike on home solar panels

By | February 13, 2018

A group of York residents who own homes with solar panels are upset by a decision of the town to add a $1,000-per-panel assessment to their property’s overall value, calling the move “unjust” and perhaps unconstitutional. And they intend to pursue their action in court, if need be.

But town Assessor Rick Mace defended his decision, saying that based on his research solar panels add to the market value of a property and should be assessed as such.

His decision leaves him in very limited company, however. The only other municipality in the state of Maine that assesses residential panels is Brunswick, …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News