Monthly Archives: September 2015

What is a Solar Garden and what are the tax implications of joining?

A Solar Garden is simply a group of solar panel arrays at one location that is owned by multiple people or businesses located elsewhere.  It is called a Solar Garden because it is similar to a community vegetable garden where people share a large garden subdivided into smaller plots.  New York State has recently authorized “Solar Gardens” or community solar projects within the state.  The NYS term for a Solar Garden concept is Community Distributed Generation or simply Community DG.  Here is a link to the NYSERDA webinar materials regarding Community DG.

CDG Webinar

 In addition this next article starts to shed some light on the tax implications for the participants in Community DG.

http://blog.renewableenergyworld.com/ugc/blogs/2015/09/shedding_some_light.html?cmpid=renewablesolar0982015