In the state of Kentucky, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, called Blue Grass Energy provides an energy-efficiency improvement program. This is especially applicable to residential sectors. The program involves an energy advisor who is specially trained to identify areas encompass the residential sector. Upon gaining familiarity with the area concerned, the advisor gives important information to […]
Tax incentives for individuals and organizations who use solar power.
In the state of Wisconsin, tax exemptions apply for the use of renewable energy. Wood which is sold for use as fuel in residential sectors is exempt from use-tax and state sales tax. “Residential use” is defined as use in structures, or portions of structures, which are considered the permanent dwelling place of an individual […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (Jackson EMC), located in Jefferson, GA, is now offering rebates to residential customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems or solar water-heating systems in their homes. Solar Power Program for Homes Residential customers may qualify for the one-time rebate on Solar Panels, of $450 per kilowatt (kW) of DC installed. The rebate […]
What is Net Metering? Net Metering is the practice of consumers “selling” energy to the electricity companies when they have some form of renewable energy facility installed at their home and a surplus is created. A good example of net metering would be the case of someone who owns solar panels or a wind turbine. […]
As of recently, I’ve heard of tax credits and incentives for the use of renewable energy such as solar power, wind power and other alternative energy sources. However, trying to find and understand them left something to be desired. So I thought I would translate them from “legalese” into English. Note: This is my personal […]