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Information on renewable energy tax incentives, rebates, tax credits, deducts, loans, and other savings which are available to individuals and organizations who put solar power to use.

Renewable Energy Fund Grants, Rhode Island

The following incentives are available: Commercial, business and institutional projects: up to $250,000 per year. Non-profit affordable housing developments: up to $200,000 per year ($100,000 per award per year). Municipal renewable energy projects: up to $1 million per year ($500,000 per award per year). Technical and feasibility studies: up to $200,000 per year Renewable energy […]

South Carolina: Production Incentives for Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Small Hydroelectric

Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) has launched a green-power program designed to encourage the use of renewable energy in South Carolina. PaCE offers premium payments for electricity generated by customer-owned, grid-tied solar and wind-energy systems. Geothermal and small-scale hydro systems are also scheduled to be added to the list of approved systems. This is the result […]

New Net Metering Legislation in Michigan

In October 2008, Michigan enacted legislation requiring the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish a statewide net metering program for renewable-energy systems such as Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy. The new program replaces the state’s current net metering program which was based […]

Net Metering – Arizona

Arizona has issued new net metering rules which apply to all investor-owned and cooperative utilities within Arizona.  Under these new rules, net metering becomes available to all customers who generate their own electricity through solar power , wind power, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, biogas, combined heat and power (CHP), or fuel cell technologies. No firm kilowatt […]

Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) – Berkeley, California

The City of Berkeley’s Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) is doing a pilot program that allows property owners to borrow money from the city’s Sustainable Energy Financing District, in order to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Repayment of the loans is done over a period of 20 years, through an annual special tax […]

Wisconsin Focus on Energy – Business & Marketing Grant

Wisconsin Focus on Energy is now running several grant programs offering support for the development of renewable energy projects. In addition to development, there are also grants available for industry infrastructure. The grant programs were developed to offer support to the renewable energy market, and to help implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, […]

Sales Tax Waived on Solar Power Products in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has introduced 100% sales tax exemption on solar power products. Both solar thermal and photovoltaic products are covered under the new laws. The sales tax exemption covers residential solar power as well as commercial solar power. In order to be eligible for the exemption, products must carry a minimum 5 year warranty. The […]

Renewable Energy Sources Tax Credits Announced in Puerto Rico

In order to assist and promote the growth and use of renewable energy, Puerto Rico has recently passed “The Economic Incentives for the Development of Puerto Rico Act (EIA)” This legislation provides a wide range of tax credits and incentives that enable local and foreign companies dedicated to renewable energy to operate within Puerto Rico […]

New Hampshire Enacts Renewable Energy Legislation

As of 1 July 2009, rebates for renewable energy sources will be available in New Hampshire. These rebates will cover such items as solar power, both photovoltaic an solar water heating systems. Wind energy systems will be eligible as well. The New Hampshire legislation (H.B. 1628) requires the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish […]