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Court Upholds City's Solar Panel Tax

A Maine court has upheld a city's tax on solar panels that seven families challenged in court.

The Times Record reports the Maine Superior Court in July upheld Brunswick's per-panel tax. An attorney representing the seven Brunswick families claims a city assessor imposed what amounted to a $200 per panel assessment without justification.

Property owners won't have to continue the fight going forward because of new incentives for solar energy. Lawmakers this year passed a property tax exemption for solar energy projects.