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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 StandardsSolar 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 that are rated and listed by Underwriters Laboratories.
Wind turbines must meet AWEA’s wind industry consensus standards.
Closed loop geothermal heat pumps must have EER of 14.1 and COP of 3.6
Open loop geothermal heat pump must have EER of 16.2 and COP of 3.5
DX geothermal heat pump must have EER of 15 and COP of 3.5.
Installation StandardsSolar hot water, active solar space heating, and PV systems must be installed by a NABCEP-certified installer.
Start Date
Start Date:1/1/2009
Expiration Date:12/31/2015

More Information Contact:

Taxpayer Services
Kentucky Department of Revenue
501 High Street
Frankfort, KY 40620
Phone: (502) 564-4581
Fax: (502) 564-3875
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