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Massachusetts – Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Personal Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  15% Maximum Incentive $1,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards System must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards and must be reasonably expected to remain in operation for at least five years. Carryover Provisions Excess credit may be carried forward three years Start Date  1979 More Information Contact: Tax Information Massachusetts Department of Revenue P.O. Box 701 Boston, MA 02204 Phone: (800) 392-6089 Web Site: http://www.dor.state.ma.us  

Massachusetts – Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  Feasibility study: $5,000; Construction grants: $45*number of collectors*SRCC Rating (Private); $55*number of collectors*SRCC Rating (Public/Non-Profit) Massachusetts Manufactured adder: $200-$500 Metering adder: Up to $1,500 Natural disaster adder: 2*base rebate Maximum Incentive Feasibility study: $5,000; Construction: 25% system costs or $50,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Must be new, OG-100 and OG-300 certified, 10 year warranty (collectors), 2 year warranty (other system components) Installation Standards Must be […]

Vermont Investment Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Corporate Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Hybrid Lighting, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural Incentive Amount  7.2% for solar, fuel cells and small wind placed in service on or before 12/31/2016. 2.4% for geothermal, microturbines, and CHP Maximum Incentive No maximum specified. Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date Start Date: 01/01/2009 Expiration Date: 12/31/2016 More Information Contact: Information […]

Rhode Island – Renewable Energy Products Sales and Use Tax Exemption

Incentive Type  Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, General Public/Consumer Incentive Amount  100% exemption Maximum Incentive None Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  7/15/2005 More Information Contact: Charles Hawkins Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources One Capitol Hill Providence, RI 02908-5890 Phone: (401) 574-9100 Fax: (401) 222-1260 E-Mail: charlie.hawkins@energy.ri.gov Web Site: http://www.energy.ri.gov

Massachusetts – Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural Incentive Amount  100% exemption for 20 years. Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  1975 More Information Contact: http://www.state.ma.us/doer  

Maine PACE Loans

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Renewable energy installations or electric thermal storage systems approved by Efficiency Maine Trust Applicable Sectors  Residential Terms  Loan amount (range): $6,500 to $15,000 Term length: Up to 15 years Interest rate: 4.99% (fixed) Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program Budget $30 million Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  04/04/2011 More Information Contact: Dana Fischer Efficiency Maine 151 Capitol Street Suite 1 Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: (866) 376-2463 Web Site:http://www.efficiencymaine.com

Washington – Snohomish County PUD No 1 – Solar Express Rebate Program

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  PV: $500/kW-DC SWH: $500/system Maximum Incentive Residential PV: $2,500 Commercial PV: $10,000 Eligible System Size(s) PV: Up to 100 kW-DC SWH: System must supply 40% of home’s domestic hot water (residential); system must have at least 35 sq. ft. of collector area (commercial/industrial) Equipment Standards PV: Must be new, UL-listed 1703 for module and 1741 for inverter, must carry 20-year warranty on module and 5-year warranty on inverter, and 2-year workmanship warranty SWH: Must be new, SRCC OG-100 […]

Vermont Local Option – Property Assessed Clean Energy

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Residential Terms  Financing may not exceed $30,000 or 15% of assessed property value, whichever is less; combined amount of assessment and outstanding mortgages may not exceed 90% of assessed property value. Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date None Listed More Information Contact: http://pacevermont.wikispaces.com/Welcome+to+PACE+Vermont

Rhode Island – Renewable Energy Fund Grant Programs

Incentive Type  State Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  Varies by project type Maximum Incentive $750,000 (varies by project type) Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  12/15/2008 More Information Contact: Julian Dash Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101 Providence, RI 02908 Phone: (401) […]

Washington-Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard for Affordable Housing

Incentive Type  Green Building Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Low-Income Residential Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Dena Harris Housing Trust Fund Washington Department of Commerce P.O. Box 42525 1011 Plum St SE Olympia, WA 98504-2525 Phone: (360) 725-2902 Fax: (360) 586-5880 E-Mail: Dena.Harris@commerce.wa.gov Web Site: http://www.commerce.wa.gov

Maine – Efficiency Maine Renewable Energy Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  $500/1000 kWh est annual production Maximum Incentive Residential: $2000 Commercial: $4000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards All installers must be listed on Efficiency Maine Website as a certified Renewable Energy Installer. PV installers must be a Master Electrician’s and be NABCEP certified or working with someone who is NABCEP certified. Solar thermal water systems installers must be certified by the PUC and […]

Massachusetts – Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Residential Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  Base rate: $45 X SRCC rating in thousands btu/panel/day (Category D, Mildly Cloudy Day) Additional $200/system for systems with parts manufactured in Massachusetts Additional $1,500/system for metering installation Adder for natural disaster relief of twice the base rebate. Maximum Incentive $3,500 per building or 25% of total installed costs Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards OG-100 Collectors or OG-300 Systems certified by the SRCC 10-year manufacturer’s warranty for collectors 2-year warranty for other system components 2-year comprehensive installation warranty […]

Vermont Local Option – Property Tax Exemption

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date More Information Contact: Executive Director Renewable Energy Vermont PO Box 1036 Montpelier, VT 05601 Phone: (802) 229-0099 Web Site:http://www.revermont.org/

Rhode Island – Renewable Energy Fund Loan Programs

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  Varies by project type Maximum Incentive $750,000 (varies by project type) Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  12/15/2008 More Information Contact: Julian Dash Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101 Providence, RI 02908 Phone: (401) […]

Washington – Clark Public Utilities – Solar Energy Equipment Loan

Incentive Type Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  Solar PV: up to $30,000 Solar Pool Heaters and Solar Water Heaters: up to $10,000 Maximum Incentive Solar PV: $30,000 Solar Pool Heaters and Solar Water Heaters: $10,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Bob West Clark PUD 1200 Fort Vancouver Way P.O. Box 8900 Vancouver, WA 98668 Phone: (360) 992-3362 Phone 2: (360) 992-3000 Fax: (360) 992-3038 E-Mail: mailbox@clarkpud.com Web Site: http://www.clarkpublicutilities.com

New Hampshire – Local Option – Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Districts

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Daylighting, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural Terms  Locally determined Funding Source Locally determined Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  08/27/2010  

Massachusetts – MassSAVE – HEAT Loan Program

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  HEAT (Micro Loan): $500 – $2,000 Heat (1-4 Unit, Owner Occupied): $2,000 – $25,000 Heat (1-4 Unit, Non-owner Occupied): $5,000 – $25,000 Maximum Incentive $25,000 Terms HEAT (Micro Loan): Rate: 0% Repayment: Up to 2 years HEAT (1-4 Unit, Owner Occupied): Rate: 0% Repayment: Up to 7 years HEAT (1-4 Unit, Non-owner Occupied): Rate: 0% Repayment: Up to 7 years Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: HEAT Loan Program MassSAVE Boston, MA Phone: (866) 527-7283 E-Mail: info@masssave.com Web […]

Oregon – Solar Water Heating Incentive Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional, Wineries, Greenhouses, Manufacturing Incentive Amount  Varies by sector, water heating fuel, and electric or gas provider; see below for details Maximum Incentive $1,500 for residential systems; 35% of system cost for commercial and multifamily Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Systems must be new. Expansions to existing solar systems are not eligible. System must be listed as eligible by Energy Trust and must be SRCC-certified. Installation Standards Systems must be installed […]

Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Rebate Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural Incentive Amount  Residential PV: $0.75/W DC Commercial PV: $0.50 – $0.75/W DC (varies by system size) Residential Battery Backup (1-10 kW only): $0.35/amp-hour Solar Thermal: 35% of installed cost Low-income (PV and solar thermal): 35% of installed cost Maximum Incentive Residential PV: lesser of $7,500 or 35% of installed costs Commercial PV: lesser of $52,500 or 35% of installed costs Residential Battery Backup (1-10 kW only): $140/kW (maximum of 400 amp-hours/kW) Solar Thermal: $5,000 for residential, $50,000 […]

Connecticut – Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar and Geothermal Systems

Incentive Type  Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Installer/Contractor Incentive Amount  100% exemption Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  7/1/2007 More Information Contact: Public Information Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Taxpayer Services Division 25 Sigourney Street Hartford, CT 06106-5032 Phone: (860) 297-5962 Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/DRS  

District of Columbia – Renewable Energy Incentive Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential, Private Schools Incentive Amount  Solar PV: $1.50/W DC for first 3 kW installed capacity; Solar PV: $1.00/W DC for next 7 kW; Solar PV: $0.50/W DC for next 10 kW Solar Thermal Residential: 20% of installed cost Solar Thermal Non-residential: 15% of installed cost Maximum Incentive Solar PV: $16,500 per site per program year Solar Thermal (residential): $5,000 per system per program year Solar Thermal (non-residential): $7,000 per system per program year Eligible System Size(s) 1 kW DC minimum; […]

Pennsylvania – Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Loans (FirstEnergy Territory)

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Metropolitan Edison Territory of FirstEnergy Incentive Amount  Varies according to project Maximum Incentive $500,000 (generally) Terms Vary according to project Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Heidi Williamson Berks County Community Foundation 237 Court St. Reading, PA 19601 Phone: (610) 685-2223 E-Mail: heidiw@bccf.org Web […]

Connecticut – Operational Demonstration Program

Incentive Type  Industry Recruitment/Support Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial Incentive Amount  $150,000 – $500,000 Maximum Incentive $500,000 Terms one-third cost-share required, unsecured loans Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  2005 More Information Contact: Keith Frame Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority 865 Brook Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067-344 Phone: (860) 563-0015 Fax: (860) 563-6978 E-Mail: keith.frame@ctcleanenergy.com […]

Pennsylvania – Duquesne Light Company – Residential Solar Water Heating Program

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Mobile Homes Incentive Amount  $300/system Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) No general size limitations for system, but solar storage tanks must have a capacity of at least 1.25 gallons/square foot of collector Equipment Standards System must be new and Energy Star certified (requires SRCC OG-300 certification, 10-year warranty on collectors, 6-year warranty on tank, 2 year warranty on controllers, 1 year warranty on piping and parts); have a 1 year installation warranty; and meet various other technical requirements (see application for details) Installation […]

Oregon – Ashland Electric Utility – Bright Way to Heat Water Rebate

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  $0.40/annual kWh saved (on average $800 to $1,000) Maximum Incentive $1,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact:   Larry Giardina Ashland Electric Utilities Department 20 East Main Street Ashland, OR 97520 Phone: (541) 552-2065 Phone 2: (541) 552-2436 E-Mail: giardin@ashland.or.us Web Site: http://www.ashland.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=423

Maryland – Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)

Incentive Type  Performance-Based Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaic Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  Varies based on market conditions; as of June 2012 Maryland-sourced SRECs traded at approximately $190 – $280/MWh ($0.19 – $0.28/kWh) during 2012 based on data reported by PJM-GATS Maximum Incentive Theoretical maximum of $400/MWh (the 2012 Solar Alternative Compliance Payment, or SACP) or $0.40/kWh for SRECs used for compliance under the MD RPS* Eligible System Size(s) No specific size limit; but systems generally must be connected to the distribution system serving the state in order […]

Pennsylvania – Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Loan Program (FirstEnergy Territory)

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Penelec Service Territory of FirstEnergy (No Residential Grants) Incentive Amount  Varies according to project Maximum Incentive $500,000 (generally) Terms Vary according to project Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Angie Berzonski Community Foundation of the Alleghenies 216 Franklin St., Suite 606 Johnstown, PA 15901-1911 Phone: (814) […]

Oregon – Ashland Electric Utility – Bright Way to Heat Water Loan

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Terms Rate: 0% Repayment: not specified Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact:   Larry Giardina Ashland Electric Utilities Department 20 East Main Street Ashland, OR 97520 Phone: (541) 552-2065 Phone 2: (541) 552-2436 E-Mail: giardin@ashland.or.us Web Site: http://www.ashland.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=423

Pennsylvania – First Energy (MetEdison, Penelec, Penn Power) – Residential Solar Water Heating Program

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Mobile Homes Incentive Amount  $500 Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified and have a 10-year warranty Installation Standards Must be installed by a participating contractor; must displace or backup an electric water heater, and cannot be used directly for pool heating. Start Date Start Date: 10/28/2009 Expiration Date: 03/31/2013 More Information Contact: FirstEnergy Residential Honeywell Harrisburg, PA 17112 Phone: (866) 498-1409 Web Site: http://www.energysavePA.com

Oregon – Consumers Power, Inc. – Solar Energy System Rebate

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors Residential Incentive Amount  SWH: $500/system PV: $500/kW Maximum Incentive $3,000 for PV Eligible System Size(s) SWH: must be greater than 31 square feet Equipment Standards Systems must qualify for the Oregon tax credits Installation Standards Systems must be installed by a State of Oregon certified contractor and applications must be pre-approved by Consumers Power Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Thomas Elzinga Consumers Power, Inc. 6990 West Hills Road PO Box 1180 Philomath, OR 97370 Phone: (541) 929-8532 E-Mail: thomase@cpi.coop Web Site:http://www.cpi.coop

Pennsylvania – Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program (PECO Territory)

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, PECO Service Territory Incentive Amount  Varies by project Maximum Incentive None Listed Terms Vary by financing instrument Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Robert Sanders TRF Sustainable Development Fund 718 Arch Street, Suite 300 North Philadelphia, PA 19106-1591 Phone: (215) 574-5800 E-Mail: energy@trfund.com Web Site: http://www.trfund.com/sdf

Connecticut – Sales and Use Taxes for Items Used in Renewable Energy Industries

Incentive Type  Industry Recruitment/Support Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial Incentive Amount  100% sales tax exemption Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  01/01/2010 More Information Contact: Public Information Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Taxpayer Services Division 25 Sigourney Street Hartford, CT 06106-5032 Phone: (860) 297-5962 Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/DRS  

Pennsylvania – FirstEnergy (West Penn Power) – Residential Solar Water Heating Program

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  $500 Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified and have a 10-year warranty Installation Standards Must be installed by a participating contractor; must displace or backup an electric water heater, and cannot be used directly for pool heating. Start Date Start Date: 01/01/2012 Expiration Date: 05/31/2013 More Information Contact: FirstEnergy Residential Honeywell Harrisburg, PA 17112 Phone: (866) 498-1409 Web Site: http://www.energysavePA.com  

Connecticut – Energy Conservation Loan

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps Applicable Sectors  Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  Single family homes (1-4 family units): $400-$25,000 Multi-family homes (5 or more units): $2,000-$60,000 Maximum Incentive Single family homes (1-4 family units): $25,000 Multi-family (5 or more units): $60,000 Terms 0%, 1%, 3% or 6% depending on income, family size, location Repayment term up to 10 years (subject to change) Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Lisa Ruggeri Connecticut Housing Investment […]

Pennsylvania – Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) Loan Program (PPL Territory)

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Eastern PJM, including PA and parts of NJ Incentive Amount  Varies by project; may provide up to 100% of financing needs Minimum $35,000 direct or $10,000 through an Energy Services Provider (ESP) Maximum Incentive $1 million Terms Vary by project Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More […]

Oregon – EPUD – Solar Water Heater Loan

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  up to $7,500 Maximum Incentive $7,500 Terms Rate: 0% Repayment: up to 5 years Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Joe Savage Emerald People’s Utility District 33733 Seavey LP Road Eugene, OR 97405 Phone: (541) 744-7448 Fax: (541) 746-0211 E-Mail: joe@epud.org Web Site: http://www.epud.org

Oregon – EPUD – Solar Water Heater Rebate

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  $600 Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards Must use an EPUD-approved contractor Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Joe Savage Emerald People’s Utility District 33733 Seavey LP Road Eugene, OR 97405 Phone: (541) 744-7448 Fax: (541) 746-0211 E-Mail: joe@epud.org Web Site: http://www.epud.org  

Maryland(Baltimore County) – Property Tax Credit for High Performance Buildings and Homes

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  Commercial: 10% – 80% of county real property taxes assessed for 3 – 5 years Homes (LEED or NGBS): 40% – 100% of county real property taxes assessed for 3 – 5 years Homes (Energy Improvements): varies, equal to the % of energy efficiency improvement over a baseline of existing home or the energy code for new homes Maximum Incentive No limits for individual buildings but total […]

Pennsylvania – West Penn Power SEF Commercial Loan Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, (West Penn Power Service Territory Only) Incentive Amount  Varies according to project Terms Vary according to project Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date More Information Contact: Joel Morrison The EMS Energy Institute Pennsylvania State University C-211 CUL University Park, PA 16802-2323 Phone: (814) 865-4802 Fax: (814) 863-7432 E-Mail: wppsef@ems.psu.edu  

Connecticut – Local Option – Commercial PACE Financing

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Municipal Solid Waste, Locally determined, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential Terms  Locally determined; 20 year payback term Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  10/2012 More Information Contact: Jessica Bailey Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority 865 Brook Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Phone: (860) 563-0015 E-Mail: jessica.bailey@ctcleanenergy.com Web Site: http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/

Delaware – Delmarva Power – Green Energy Program Incentives

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  PV: $0.35 – $1.25/W in general; $0.70 – $2.55/W for non-profits Solar Thermal: $1.00/annual kWh saved in general, $2.00/annual KWh saved for non-profits Wind: $0.35 – $1.25/W in general; $0.70 – $2.55/W for non-profits Fuel Cells: Under review Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700 – $800/ton in general, $800 – $1,000/ton for non-profits Maximum Incentive PV: $15,000 for residential, $24,000 for non-residential, $48,000 for non-profits Solar […]

Connecticut – Solar Thermal Incentive Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  Calculated: $70 multiplied by the SRCC “C” rating multiplied by the number of collectors multiplied by the Shading Factor Maximum Incentive 50% of the project cost Eligible System Size(s) System must supply between 50% and 80% of annual domestic hot water needs Equipment Standards Must be SRCC rated, or rated and certified by independent testing body Installation Standards Must be installed by eligible installer and be less than 20% shaded and must install performance metering equipment. Program Budget  $2,300,000 More Information Contact: Information – CEFIA […]

Maryland(Baltimore County) – Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  Allocated budget for these credits has been met. New applications will be placed on a wait list.50% of eligible costs Maximum Incentive Heating System: $5,000 Hot Water Supply System: $1,500 Electricity Generation, Cooling: Not specified Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Systems must meets national safety and performance standards set by a nationally recognized testing laboratory for that type of device Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Baltimore […]

Pennsylvania – High Performance Building Incentives Program

Incentive Type  State Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Bio-gas, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  Vary by project, but program generally requires matching funds at least equivalent to DCED funding Maximum Incentive Residential loans/loan guarantees: $100,000 Commercial loans/loan guarantees: $2 million Grants: Lesser of 10% of project costs or $500,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Projects must achieve minimum certification under LEED, Green Globes, or the National Green Building standard (e.g., Gold under LEED NC); projects must also meet additional […]

Oregon – EWEB – Energy Management Services Loan

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Commercial Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Colleen Wedin Eugene Water & Electric Board PO Box 10148 Eugene, OR 97440-2148 Phone: (541) 685-7000 Fax: (541) 685-7303 Web Site: http://www.eweb.org

Delaware – Delaware Electric Cooperative – Green Energy Program Incentives

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Agricultural, Institutional, (DEC member-owners only) Incentive Amount  PV: $0.45 – $0.90/W in general; $0.52 – $1.05/W for non-profits Solar Thermal (water and radiant space heating): 20% of installed costs Wind: $1.25/W Fuel Cells: 20% of installed costs Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700 – $800 per ton (varies by size) Maximum Incentive PV: $7,500 for Class A, $10,000 for Class B or non-profits Solar Thermal (domestic water): $3,000 for residential, […]

Oregon – EWEB – Energy Management Services Rebate

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  Varies by project Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Colleen Wedin Eugene Water & Electric Board PO Box 10148 Eugene, OR 97440-2148 Phone: (541) 685-7000 Fax: (541) 685-7303 Web Site: http://www.eweb.org

Maryland(Carroll Count) – Green Building Property Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial Incentive Amount  25% to 75% property tax credit for 5 years; tax credit level varies by certification rating Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Building must be certified at LEED Silver or higher; two Green Globes or higher under the Green Globes rating system; or a county recognized equivalent program Installation Standards None Listed Start Date Start Date: 05/05/2009 Expiration Date: 06/30/2014 More Information Contact: […]

Pennsylvania – High Performance Green Schools Planning Grants

Incentive Type  State Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Schools Incentive Amount  Determined on a case-by-case basis Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Schools must achieve at least LEED for Schools Silver certification Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: DEP Grants Center – HPGS Governor’s Green Government Council Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, 15th Floor P.O. Box 8776 Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 Phone: (717) 783-8411 Fax: (717) 783-2703 E-Mail: ra-epgggc@pa.gov Web Site: http://www.gggc.state.pa.us/ […]

Connecticut – Local Option – Residential Sustainable Energy Program

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Locally determined Applicable Sectors  Residential, Property Owners Terms  Locally determined Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date More Information Contact: Information – CEFIA Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority 865 Brook Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Phone: (860) 563-0015 Fax: (860) 563-4877 E-Mail: info@ctcleanenergy.com Web Site: http://www.ctcleanenergy.com

Delaware – DEMEC Member Utilities – Green Energy Program Incentives (8 utilities)

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  General amounts below PV: 33.3% of installed costs Solar Thermal: 50% of installed costs Wind: 33.3% of installed costs Fuel Cells: 50% of installed costs Geothermal Heat Pumps: lesser of $500 – $600/ton (varies by efficiency) or 50% of installed costs Maximum Incentive General limits below PV: $15,000 for residential, $30,000 for non-residential Solar Thermal (domestic water): $3,000 for residential, $10,000 for non-residential Solar […]

Oregon – EWEB – Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Conversion from Electric, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  Varies by technology and energy efficiency Maximum Incentive $500 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards System must be installed by an eligible program contractor Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Colleen Wedin Eugene Water & Electric Board PO Box 10148 Eugene, OR 97440-2148 Phone: (541) 685-7000 Fax: (541) 685-7303 Web Site: http://www.eweb.org

Pennsylvania – High Performance Buildings Incentive Program

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Bio-gas, Daylighting Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  Vary by project, but program generally requires matching funds at least equivalent to DCED funding Maximum Incentive Residential loans/loan guarantees: $100,000 Commercial loans/loan guarantees: $2 million Grants: Lesser of 10% of project costs or $500,000 Terms Loans at a fixed interest rate — 4% as of March 2012 — for up to 10 years. Loans may be amortized over a period of up to 25 years. Minimum green building […]

Oregon – EWEB – Residential Solar Water Heating Loan Program

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  Up to 75% of system cost after rebate Maximum Incentive $7,000 Terms Rate: 0% Repayment term: up to 5 years Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Colleen Wedin Eugene Water & Electric Board PO Box 10148 Eugene, OR 97440-2148 Phone: (541) 685-7000 Fax: (541) 685-7303 Web Site: http://www.eweb.org

Delaware – Dover Public Utilities – Green Energy Program Incentives

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  PV: $0.35 – $1.25/W in general; $0.70 – $2.55/W for non-profits Solar Thermal: $1.00/annual kWh displaced Wind: $0.35 – $1.25/W Fuel Cells: generally 20% of installed costs, except 35% for non-profits Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700 – $800/ton Maximum Incentive PV: $7,500 for residential, $15,000 for non-residential, non-profits Solar Thermal: $2,500 for residential, $7,500 for non-residential, non-profits Wind: $2,500 Fuel Cells: $7,500 for residential, $10,000 […]

Oregon – Salem Electric – Solar Water Heater Rebate

Incentive Type  Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  $600 Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Must replace an electric water heater and equipment must meet Bright Way specifications, including SRCC OG-300 certification. Installation Standards Must be installed by an Oregon tax credit-certified contractor Start Date  1997 More Information Contact:   Customer Service – Salem Electric Salem Electric 633 7th Street NW PO Box 5588 Salem, OR 97304 Phone: (503) 362-3601 Fax: (503) 371-2956 E-Mail: se@salemelectric.com Web Site:http://www.salemelectric.com

Pennsylvania – High Performance Green Schools Planning Grants

Incentive Type  State Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Schools Incentive Amount  Determined on a case-by-case basis Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Schools must achieve at least LEED for Schools Silver certification Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: DEP Grants Center – HPGS Governor’s Green Government Council Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, 15th Floor P.O. Box 8776 Harrisburg, PA 17105-8776 Phone: (717) 783-8411 Fax: (717) 783-2703 E-Mail: ra-epgggc@pa.gov Web Site: http://www.gggc.state.pa.us/ […]

Connecticut – Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, (Note: exemption for Class I resources applies only to residential dwelling with four or fewer units and farms) Incentive Amount  100% exemption for renewable energy property Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Public […]

District of Columbia – Solar Renewable Energy Certificates

Incentive Type  Performance-Based Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional Incentive Amount  Varies based on market conditions; as of March 2012 the market price for D.C.-sourced SRECs was approximately $320/MWh ($0.32/kWh) although some individual trades have taken place at substantially lower and higher prices. Maximum Incentive $500/MWh (the Solar Alternative Compliance Payment, or SACP) or $0.50/kWh Eligible System Size(s) No specific size limit, but solar-electric systems located with D.C. must be connected to the distribution grid […]

Pennsylvania – Metropolitan Edison Company SEF Grants (FirstEnergy Territory)

Incentive Type  Local Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Metropolitan Edison Territory of FirstEnergy Incentive Amount  Varies according to project Maximum Incentive Varies; $25,000 for some types of projects Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date None Listed More Information Contact: Heidi Williamson Berks County Community Foundation 237 Court St. Reading, PA […]

Pennsylvania – High Performance Buildings Incentive Program

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Bio-gas, Daylighting Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  Vary by project, but program generally requires matching funds at least equivalent to DCED funding Maximum Incentive Residential loans/loan guarantees: $100,000 Commercial loans/loan guarantees: $2 million Grants: Lesser of 10% of project costs or $500,000 Terms Loans at a fixed interest rate — 4% as of March 2012 — for up to 10 years. Loans may be amortized over a period of up to 25 years. Minimum green building […]

Oregon – Salem Electric – Low-Interest Loan Program

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government Incentive Amount  $500 – $10,000 Maximum Incentive $10,000 Terms Rate: 5% Repayment: up to 60 months Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact:   Customer Service – Salem Electric Salem Electric 633 7th Street NW PO Box 5588 Salem, OR 97304 Phone: (503) 362-3601 Fax: (503) 371-2956 E-Mail: se@salemelectric.com Web Site:http://www.salemelectric.com

District of Columbia – Solar Energy System and Cogeneration System Personal Property Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, CHP/Cogeneration Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential Incentive Amount  100% exemption Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  07/25/2012 More Information Contact: District Department of the Environment Energy Division 51 N Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 535-2600 Fax: (202) 535-2881 Web Site: http://ddoe.dc.gov/

Pennsylvania – Penelec SEF of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Grant Program (FirstEnergy Territory)

Incentive Type  Local Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Penelec Service Territory of FirstEnergy (No Residential Grants) Incentive Amount  Varies according to project Maximum Incentive Varies; $25,000 for some types of projects Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Angie Berzonski Community Foundation of the Alleghenies 216 Franklin St., Suite […]

Virginia – Green Jobs Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Industry Recruitment/Support Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial Incentive Amount  $500 per each job created Maximum Incentive $175,000 Terms Must create a new job in the alternative energy/renewable energy fields. The Department of Commerce and Trade will promulgate rules regarding qualifying jobs. Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  07/01/2010 More Information Contact: General Information – Green Jobs Tax Credit Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade P.O. Box 1475 […]

Ohio – Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) Program

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Others Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  3% rate reduction on a 5-year bank loan (for $25,000) 3% rate reduction on a 7-year bank loan (for over $25,000) Maximum Incentive Rate reduction available for up to $50,000 and 7 years of the bank loan Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  09/09/2009 More Information Contact: Jonathan Stone State Treasurer of Ohio Economic Development and Strategic Investments 30 E. Broad Street, 9th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-3461 Phone: (800) 228-1102 E-Mail: ecolink@tos.ohio.gov […]

Maryland(Montgomery County) – High Performance Building Property Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  10% to 75% credit from property taxes owed on building for 3-5 years; varies by building type and building rating Maximum Incentive Total: $5 million per fiscal year limit for all buildings Silver rating: $1.5 million per fiscal year Gold rating: $2.5 million per fiscal year Eligible System Size(s) Building must meet minimum LEED standards (CS, NC, or EB) or equivalent to qualify Equipment Standards None […]

South Carolina – Solar Energy and Small Hydropower Tax Credit (Corporate)

Incentive Type  Corporate Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Cooling, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  25% of eligible costs Maximum Incentive In any given tax year, $3,500, or 50% of taxpayer’s tax liability for that taxable year, whichever is less Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Solar-thermal systems must be certified by SRCC or a comparable entity endorsed by the S.C. Energy Office Carryover Provisions Excess credit may be carried forward up to 10 years Start Date  1/1/2006 More Information Contact: Taxpayer Assistance South Carolina Department of Revenue 301 […]

Virginia – Local Option – Property Tax Exemption for Solar

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential Incentive Amount  Varies (local option) Maximum Incentive Varies (local option) Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Ken Jurman Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Virginia Division of Energy Washington Building 1100 Bank Street, 8th floor Richmond, VA 23219-3638 Phone: (804) 692-3222 Fax: (804) 692-3238 E-Mail: ken.jurman@dmme.virginia.gov Web Site: http://www.dmme.virginia.gov

Kentucky – Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Corporate)

Incentive Type  Corporate Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Combination Active Solar Space-Heating and Water Heating System Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural Incentive Amount  PV: $3/W DC All other systems: 30% of eligible costs Maximum Incentive $1,000 per taxpayer for installations on multi-family residential rental units or commercial property; $500 for single family residential rental unit Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Solar water heaters must use OG-100 SRCC certified collectors with minimum 5-year warranty. PV systems must meet the requirements of Article 690 of the […]

North Carolina(Town of Carrboro) – Worthwhile Investments Save Energy (WISE) Homes and Buildings Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Nonprofit Incentive Amount  $1,500 loan minimum Terms 3% interest for up to 10 years Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: James Harris Town of Carrboro Economic and Community Development Town Hall 301 W. Main Street Carrboro, NC 27510 Phone: (919) 918-7319 Phone 2: (919) 918-7319 E-Mail: jharris@townofcarrboro.org Web Site: http://www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/ecd/ Mark Kuykendall Clean Energy Solutions Phone: (919) 918-7334 E-Mail: mkuykendall@cleanenergysol.com  Web Site: http://cleanenergysol.com/

Maryland(Prince George’s County) – Solar and Geothermal Residential Property Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  50% of eligible costs Maximum Incentive Space Heating: $5,000 Water Heating: $1,500 Solar Electric (PV): Not specified Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Property Tax Information – Prince George’s County Office of Finance Treasury Division P.O. Box 17578 Baltimore , MD 21297-1578 Phone: (301) 952-4030 Phone 2: (301) 952-4252 Web Site: http://www.co.pg.md.us/Government/AgencyIndex/Finance/index.asp

South Carolina – Santee Cooper – Renewable Energy Resource Loans

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  $1,000-$40,000 Maximum Incentive $40,000 Terms Rate: variable – check website Repayment: up to 10 years Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  10/1/2007 More Information Contact: Energy Support Services Santee Cooper 305A Gardner Lacy Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 Phone: (843) 761-8000 Fax: (843) 761-7060 E-Mail: energy.advisor@santeecooper.com Web Site: http://www.santeecooper.com/index.htm

Virginia – Project and Equipment Financing

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Not specified, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Local Government Incentive Amount  Varies Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Loan Information Virginia Resource Authority 1111 East Main Street Suite 1920 Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: (804) 644-3100 Fax: (804) 644-3109 E-Mail: financing@virginiaresources.org Web Site: http://www.virginiaresources.org/index.shtml

Kentucky – Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance – Residential Loan Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  6.99% fixed rate; loan term of 10 years Loans available from $2,500 – $20,000 100% financing available Rebates up to 50% are also available with the loan Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance 200 W 4th St, Suite 600 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 621-4232 Fax: (513) 297-7299

Maryland – Property Tax Exemption for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential Incentive Amount  100% real property tax exemption for solar and wind energy property Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Henry Sikorski Department of Assessments and Taxation Real Property Valuation Division 300 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201-2395 Phone: (410) 767-1199 E-Mail: hsikorski@dat.state.md.us Web Site: http://www.dat.state.md.us/

Ohio – Advanced Energy Job Stimulus Program

Incentive Type  Industry Recruitment/Support Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Advanced Solid Waste, Electricity Storage, Advanced Nuclear, Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Institutional Incentive Amount  $50,000 to $2 million Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  06/12/2008 More Information Contact: Megan Zemke Ohio Air Quality Development Authority 50 W Broad Street Suite 1718 […]

West Virginia – Residential Solar Energy Tax Credit

Incentive Type  Personal Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  30% Maximum Incentive $2,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Solar energy system used to provide hot water must derive at least 50% of its energy from the sun Carryover Provisions Excess credit may be carried forward to each of the next taxable years until exhausted (up to four years) Start Date Start Date: 07/01/2009 Expiration Date: 07/31/2013 More Information Contact: Taxpayer Assistance – WV State Tax Dept West Virginia State Tax Department Charleston, WV 25328 Phone: (800) 982-8297 Phone 2: (304) […]

Kentucky – Mountain Association for Community Economic Development – Energy Efficient Enterprise Loan Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric, Renewable Fuels, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Installer/Contractor, Institutional Incentive Amount  Micro loans: up to $10,000 at 5% interest Small loans: up to $35,000 Large loans: up to $300,000 to qualified borrowers Maximum Incentive All MACED Loans: $500,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Elizabeth Graves Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Energy Efficient Enterprises 433 Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40403 Phone: (859) […]

North Carolina – Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal)

Incentive Type  Personal Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Spent pulping liquor, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  35% Maximum Incentive $1,400 – $10,500 (varies by technology); $2.5 million* for systems used for a business purpose Eligible System Size(s) No stated size limits for systems. Maximum of 50 kWh battery storage capacity per kW of hydro generator capacity (DC rated); […]

Maryland – Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

Incentive Type  Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Agricultural Incentive Amount  100% exemption Maximum Incentive None Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Information Specialist (Sales Tax) – Comptroller of Maryland Revenue Administration Center Taxpayer Service Section Annapolis, MD 21411 Phone: (800) 638-2937 Phone 2: (410) 260-7980 E-Mail: sut@comp.state.md.us Web Site: http://www.marylandtaxes.com/

Ohio – Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance – Residential Loan Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  6.99% fixed rate; loan term of 10 years Loans available from $2,500 – $20,000 100% financing available Rebates up to 50% are also available with the loan Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance 200 W 4th St, Suite 600 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 621-4232 Fax: (513) 297-7299

Tennessee – Sales and Use Tax Credit for Emerging Clean Energy Industry

Incentive Type  Industry Recruitment/Support Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Hydrogen, “Clean Energy Technology”, Solar Pool Heating, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial Incentive Amount  Tax rate reduced to 0.5% Terms Taxpayer must make $100 million investment (minimum) and create 50 full-time jobs at 150% rate of Tennessee’s average occupational wage. Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  07/01/2009 More Information Contact: Department of Revenue Information […]

Kentucky – Mountain Association for Community Economic Development – Solar Water Heater Loan Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  100% of equipment and installation cost Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: SWH Information Kentucky Solar Partnership ATTN: SWH Loan Program 2235 Gregory Woods Road Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (888) 576-6527 Fax: (606) 256-2779 E-Mail: solar@kysolar.org Web Site: http://www.kysolar.org/  

North Carolina – Active Solar Heating and Cooling Systems Exemption

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Space Cooling Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential Incentive Amount  No more than conventional equipment Maximum Incentive None Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date More Information Contact: Taxpayer Assistance – NC DOR N.C. Department of Revenue Post Office Box 25000 Raleigh, NC 27640 Phone: (877) 252-3052 Web Site: http://www.dor.state.nc.us

Maryland – Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances

Incentive Type  Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Heat Pumps Applicable Sectors  General Public/Consumer Incentive Amount  100% exemption Maximum Incentive None Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Equipment must meet Energy Star criteria Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  2011 More Information Contact: Information Specialist – Shop Maryland Comptroller of Maryland Annapolis, MD 21411-0001 Phone: (800) 638-2937 Phone 2: (410) 260-7980 E-Mail: shopmaryland@comp.state.md.us Web Site: http://www.marylandtaxes.com/default.asp

Ohio – Hamilton County – Home Improvement Program

Incentive Type  Local Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Daylighting Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  $1,500-$50,000 Maximum Incentive $50,000 Terms Interest rate: 3% below market rate Length: 5 years Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Jay Springer Hamilton County Department of Planning and Development 138 East Court Street Room 807 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 946-4459 E-Mail: jay.springer@hamilton-co.org Web Site: http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/

North Carolina – Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Corporate)

Incentive Type  Corporate Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Spent pulping liquor, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural Incentive Amount  35% Maximum Incentive $2.5 million per installation* Eligible System Size(s) No stated size limits for systems. Maximum of 50 kWh battery storage capacity per kW of hydro generator capacity (DC rated); maximum of 35 kWh battery storage capacity per kW for other technologies […]

Kentucky – Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal)

Incentive Type  Personal Tax Credit Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Combination Active Solar Space-Heating and Water Heating System Applicable Sectors  Residential, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount  PV: $3/W DC All other systems: 30% of eligible costs Maximum Incentive $500 for solar and wind installations; $250 for geothermal installations. Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Solar water heaters must use OG-100 SRCC certified collectors with minimum 5-year warranty. PV systems must meet the requirements of Article 690 of the National Electrical Code, and use solar photovoltaic panels and inverters […]

North Carolina – Lumbee River EMC – Solar Water Heating Loan Program

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Terms  1.50% interest rate More Information Contact: Water Heater Incentives Lumbee River EMC P.O. Box 830 Red Springs, NC 28377 Phone: (910) 843-4131 E-Mail: support@lumbeeriver.com Web Site: http://www.lumbeeriver.com/

Maryland – Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Institutional, Hospitals Incentive Amount  Varies; $40,000 – $500,000 Maximum Incentive $500,000 (larger requests considered on a case-by-case basis) Terms Interest rate of 2.5% for FY 2013; payback of 10 years or less Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Expiration Date  06/30/2013 (FY 2013 applications) More Information Contact: Dan Bressete Maryland Energy Administration 60 West Street, 3rd Floor Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: (800) 723-6374 Fax: (410) 974-2250 E-Mail: dbresette@energy.state.md.us Web Site: http://www.energy.state.md.us/

Green Energy Ohio – GEO Solar Thermal Rebate Program

Incentive Type  Non-Profit Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  $30 per kBtu/day Maximum Incentive $2,400 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Must be new and come with a manufacturer’s warranty of one year or more; Solar collectors must be OG-100 certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC). SRCC certified systems meeting the OG-300 standard must be used unless circumstances indicate that a non-OG-300 system would be superior for the customer. Installation Standards All systems must be installed by solar contractors pre-approved by GEO; Must carry two-year installation warranty Start Date Start […]

Kentucky – On Farm Energy Efficiency & Production Grants

Incentive Type  State Grant Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Anaerobic Digestion, Renewable Fuels, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Agricultural Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Improvements to personal residences, non-farm commercial property, and any other non-farm structures are not eligible. Windows, doors, skylights, roofing, and lighting must be Energy Star rated Tankless, solar, or water heaters must have thermal efficiency of at least 90% Tractors or other vehicles/equipment with internal combustion […]

North Carolina – Piedmont EMC – Residential Solar Loan Program

Incentive Type  Utility Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Residential Incentive Amount  Up to $10,000 Terms 5% for 7 years Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date More Information Contact: Customer Service Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation Post Office Drawer 1179 Hillsborough, NC 27278-1179 Phone: (919) 732-2123 Phone 2: (800) 222-3107 E-Mail: PEMC.info@pemc.coop Web Site: http://www.pemc.coop/

Maryland – State Agency Loan Program

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting Applicable Sectors  State Government Incentive Amount  Varies, typical loans from $50,000 – $250,000 Maximum Incentive None Listed Terms 0% interest; 1% administrative fee Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  1991 More Information Contact: Dennis Hartline Maryland Energy Administration 60 West Street, 3rd Floor Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: (800) 723-6374 E-Mail: dhartline@energy.state.md.us  Web Site: http://www.energy.state.md.us/

Ohio – Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives

Incentive Type  Other Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, CHP/Cogeneration Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial Incentive Amount  None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Information OAQDA Ohio Air Quality Development Authority 50 W Broad Street Suite 1718 Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: (800) 225-5051 Web Site: http://www.ohioairquality.org/

Kentucky – Energy Efficiency Loans for State Government Agencies

Incentive Type  State Loan Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Anaerobic Digestion Applicable Sectors  State Government Incentive Amount  Minimum loan: $50,000 Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Dick Mink Division of Facility Finance and Administration Cabinet 403 Wapping Street Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (502) 564-5850 Phone 2: (502) 330-7094 E-Mail: dick.mink@ky.gov Web Site: http://finance.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Maryland(Harford County) – Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential Incentive Amount  100% of total real property taxes on the host structure for one year Maximum Incentive $2,500 per device; $5,000 per property per fiscal year Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Devices must meet safety and performance standards set by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Kathy Stryjewski Harford County Department of the Treasury 220 South Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014 Phone: (410) 638-3341 […]

North Carolina – PSNC Energy (Gas) – Green Building Rate Discount

Incentive Type  Utility Rate Discount Eligible Technologies  Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Daylighting Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount  $0.05 discount/therm Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards Commercial customer must qualify for service on Rate 125 and meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or equivalent. Residential customer must qualify for service on Rate 101 and meet ENERGY STAR for Homes qualification or equivalent. Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  None Listed More Information Contact: Commercial Programs – PSNC PSNC Energy […]

Maryland – Commercial Clean Energy Grant Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government Incentive Amount  PV: $30-$60/kW (varies by capacity) SWH: $10-$20/square foot (varies by total panel area) Maximum Incentive PV: $6,000 SWH: $5,000 Eligible System Size(s) PV: 1 – 200 kW SWH: 50 – 1,200 square feet Equipment Standards All equipment must be new; PV systems must be grid-tied and meet all applicable UL, IEEE, and NEC standards, and be in compliance with the state net metering law; SHW collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified Installation Standards Installer NABCEP certification will be required for […]

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