April 26, 2011, Introduced by Senators WARREN, JONES, HILDENBRAND, PROOS, MARLEAU, KOWALL, PAVLOV, YOUNG, NOFS, HOPGOOD and BIEDA and referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.




     A bill to amend 1893 PA 206, entitled


"The general property tax act,"


(MCL 211.1 to 211.155) by adding section 7ll.




     Sec. 7ll. An eligible solar or wind energy conversion device


for which installation is completed after the effective date of the


amendatory act that added this section and before January 1, 2014


or, in the case of a wind energy conversion device installed on


real property classified as residential real property under section


34c, after December 31, 2007 and before January 1, 2014 is exempt


from the collection of taxes under this act. As used in this




     (a) "Eligible solar or wind conversion device" means a small-


scale solar or wind energy conversion device that meets all


standards for a solar or wind conversion device prescribed by the


Michigan next energy authority and is certified by the United


States environmental protection agency.


     (b) "Michigan next energy authority" means the Michigan next


energy authority created in section 3 of the Michigan next energy


authority act, 2002 PA 593, MCL 207.823.


     (c) "Small-scale" means having a nameplate generating capacity


of not more than 150 kilowatts.


     (d) "Solar or wind energy conversion device" means a mechanism


or series of mechanisms designed primarily to collect, convert,


transfer, or store for future use solar or wind energy for the


purposes of heating, cooling, or electric supply, but not those


parts of a heating, cooling, or electric supply system that would


be required regardless of the energy source being utilized.