Solar Tax Incentives by State

July 10, 2008

Below is a state by state list of current solar tax incentives. Many are being updated, such as NJ and PA, We will bring them to you as they are published.

Solar Tax Incentives

State

Residential Direct Incentive

Residential Tax Credit

Non-Residential Direct Incentive

Commercial Tax Credit

Net Mettering

Sales Tax

Property Tax

Loan

AL
Alabama

TVA: $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

TVA $0.20/kWh_10 yrs.

 

 

 

 

 

AK
Alaska

Golden Valley: up to $1.50/kWh_25 kW

 

Golden Valley: up to $1.50/kWh_25 kW

 

 

 

 

AEA Local Gov’t Loan

AZ
Arizona

 

 

 

APS: $3/W grid-tied or $2/W_off-grid_=5 kW;
SRP: $3/W_=10 kW;
Sulphur Springs: $4/W_$8K;
TEP: $2-3/W_1.2kW-15kW;
Trico: $4/W_$8K;
UES: $3/W_1.2kW-15kW

25%_$1,000

 

 

 

 

APS: $2.50/W or PBI_$500K;
SRP: $3/W_=10 kW / $2.50/W_>10 kW_$500K;
Sulphur Springs: $4/W_$20K
TEP: $2.50/W_$250K;
Trico:_$4/W_$20K;
UES: $3/W_1.2kW-15kW

 

10%_$25,000

 

 

 

 

(U)
SRP (Res.)
TEP

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

AR
Arkansas

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

CA
California

 

CPUC: $2.50/W;
CEC: $2.50-$2.60/W (new homes);
Municipal utilities: $2/W-$4/W;
Marin Cty: $500

 

CPUC: $2.50-$3.25/W_<100 kW;
CPUC: $0.39-$0.50/kWh_
5 yrs._=100kW;
Municipal utilities: $2/W -$4/W;
Marin Cty $500

 

Y

 

 

 

Y

 

 

SMUD (Res.): 7.5%_10 yrs.

 

CO
Colorado

 

 

 

Xcel: $4.50/W_=10kW
Aquila: $5/W_=10kW;
CSU: $3.75/W_=10kW;
Aspen: $2/W_$6K;
Holy Cross: $2/W_$50K

 

 

Xcel: $4.50/W_=10kW / $2/W+ $0.115/kWh_>10kW-100kW / RFP for >100kW;
Aquila: $5/W_=10kW / $3.50/W >10kW-100kW;
CSU: $3.75/W_=25kW;
Holy Cross: $2/W_$50K

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Aspen (Res.): 0%_5 yrs.;
Gunnison: $25K_10 yrs._5%

 

CT
Connecticut

 

 

CCEF: $5/W for 1st 5kW; $4.30/W next 5kW_$46,500;
Mass Energy: $0.06/kWh, 3 yrs.

 

CCEF: $5/W_$50K; (non-profit/gov’t);
CCEF: $5/W_$4M_>10 kW

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 Y
(Res.)

 

CHIF (Res.): 1%-6%_10 yrs.;
DPUC: financing terms vary_>50 kW;

DE
Delaware

GEP: 50%_$22,500

 

GEP: 50%_$250K

 

Y

 

 

 

FL
Flordia

DEP: $4/W_$20K
GRU: $1.50/W_$15K

 

DEP: $4/W_$100K;
DEP: Demo Grants;
GRU: $1.50/W_$15K

$0.01/kWh thru 6/30/10 (sold to unrelated party)

(U)
JEA (Res.);
Lakeland;
NSBUC

Y

 

 

GA
Georgia

TVA: $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

TVA: $0.20/kWh_10 yrs.

 

Y

 

 

Satilla REMC (Res.): $25K_10yrs.

HI
Hawaii

 

35%_$5,000

 

35%_$500,000

Y

 

 

 

ID
Idaho

NWSC: 5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

100% deduction
_$20K

BEF Grants / BEF Solar Schools;
NWSC: 5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

 

(U)
Avista;
ID Power;
Rocky Mtn.

Y
(>25 kW)

 

IDWR Loan: 4%_5 yrs._$100K

IL
Illinois

RERP: 30%_$10K

 

RERP: 30%_$10K;
ICECF Grants (non-profit/gov’t)

 

(U)
ComEd

 

Y

 

IN
Indiana

 

 

 

 

Y (Res./
Schools)

 

 

 

IA
Iowa

 

Independence L&P: $1-$3/kWh (est. annual output)_$10K

 

 

Independence L&P: $1-$3/kWh (est. annual output)_$10K

 

$0.015/kWh_10 yrs. (sold to unrelated party)

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

AERLP: 50% rate reduction_20 yrs._$250K;
IEB Non-profit/Gov’t Loan

KS
Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

KY
Kentucky

TVA: $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

TVA $0.20/kWh_10yrs.

 

Y

 

 

 

LA
Louisiana

 

 

 

 

Y

 

Y(Res.)

HELP (Res.) 2%_$6K

ME
Maine

 

 

RRMF: $50K_50%

 

Y

 

 

 

MD
Maryland

MEA: 20%_$3,000

 

20-25% incremental cost (multi-fam. green bldg.)

MEA: 20%_$5,000

20-25% incremental cost
(green bldg.);
$0.0085/kWh_5 yrs. (sold to unrelated party)

Y

 

 

Y(Com.)

 

MEA Community Loan: 3%_7yrs._$600K;
MEA State Agency Loan: 0%

MA
Massachusetts

 

MTC: $2+/W_=10kW;
Mass Energy: $0.06/kWh, 3 yrs.

 

15%_$1,000

 

MTC: $2+/W_=10 kW /
MTC: $2.25+/W_$250K (>10kW);
Mass Energy: $0.06/kWh, 3 yrs.

100% deduction;
100% exempt.

 

Y

 

Y
(Res.)

 

Y

 

 

MI
Michigan

 

Participating WPPI munies: $1-$3/kWh (est. annual output)_$10K

 

DLEG: Demo Grant 90%_$50K
(non-profit/gov’t);
Participating WPPI munis: $1-$3/kWh (est. annual output)_$10K

 

Y

 

 

Y(Res.)

 

 

MN
Minnesota

 

 

 

MDC: $2/W_$20,000;
MN Power: $2/W_$4,000;
GRE co-ops: $2/W_$4K;
Austin PU : = $1/kWh_40kW;
Owatonna PU: = $1/kWh_40kW;
Rochester PU: =$1/kWh_40kW

 

MDC: $2/W_$20,000;
MN Power: $2/W_$4,000;
GRE co-ops: $2/W_$4K;
Austin PU : = $1/kWh_40kW;
Owatonna PU: = $1/kWh_40kW;
Rochester PU: =$1/kWh_40kW

 

Y

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

MS
Mississippi

TVA: $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

TVA: $0.20/kWh_10 yrs.

 

 

 

 

MDA Bus. Loan 3%<prime_ 85%_$300K_7 yrs.

MO
Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNR Non-profit/Gov’t Loan

MT
Montana

 

NorthWestern:
_$3.50/W_$7K;
NWSC:
5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

$500

 

NorthWestern:
_$3.50/W_$7K;
BEF grant / BEF Solar Schools;
NWSC:
5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

35%

 

Y*

 

 

Y

 

AERLP: 5%_$40K_10 yrs.

NE
Nebraska

 

 

 

$0.00075/kWh_
$400K_=1MW

 

 

 

Energy Loan:
50% rate reduction
_$175K_10 yrs.

NV
Nevada

 

NV/Sierra
Power : $2.50/W_
$12.5K

 

NV/Sierra Power: $2.50/W_$75K (com.) / $5/W_$150K (gov’t);
Portfolio Energy Credits

 

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

NH
New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

Y

 

(L) (Res.)

NHBRC (Com.): $10K min._7 yrs.

NJ
New Jersey

 

NJ CEP: $3.80/W_$38K
RPS Solar RECs

 

 

 

 

NJ CEP: $3.80/W (com.) / $4.40/W (non-profit/gov’t), lower amt for >10kW; RPS Solar RECs

 

Y

Y

 

 

NM
New Mexico

 

PMN: $0.13/kWh thru 2018_=10kW

30%_$9,000

 

PMN: $0.13/kWh thru 2018_=10kW

 

 

 

30%_$9,000 (non-corporate);
$0.015-$0.04/kWh_ 10yrs._=1 MW

Y

 

 

 

 

NY
New York

 

 

LIPA: $3.75/W_=10kW;
NYSERDA: $4-$4.50/W 1st 5kW, $3-$3.50/W next 5kW_60%

 

25%_
$5,000;
5-20% incrementa
l.costs_
$3/W (multi-fam. green bldg.)

 

LIPA $3.75/W (com.); $4.75/W (non-profit/gov’t)_=10kW;
NYSERDA: $4-$4.50/W 1st 25kW, $3-$3.50 next 25kW_=50kW (com.) / $5/W 1st 25kW, $4/W next 25kW (schools/non-profits)

5-20% incremental. costs_$3/W (green bldg.)

 

 

Y
Res/Aug

 

 

 

Y
Res.

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

NYSERDA: 4% below mkt._
10 yrs.

 

 

NC
North Carolina

 

NCGP: ~$0.18/kWh;
TVA: $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

35%_
$10,500

 

NCGP ~$0.18/kWh;
TVA: $0.20/kWh_10 yrs.

35%_$2.5M

 

Y

 

 

 

EILP : 1%_10 yrs._$500K (non-res.)

ND
North Dakota

 

15%

 

15%

Y

 

Y

 

OH
Ohio

ODOD: $3.50/W_$25K

 

ODOD: $3.50/W_=10kW / lower amt. for >10kW_$150K

 

 

 

  

ODOD: 50% interest rate reduction_$5K-$25K_5 yrs.

OK
Oklahoma

 

 

 

$0.0025/kWh_
10 yrs._=50 MW

Y

 

 

 

OR
Oregon

 

 

 

Energy Trust:
$2-$2.25/W
DC_$10K;
BEF: $0.10/k
Wh_10kW_5yrs
.;
CPI: $500/kW;
Ashland:
$2.25/W_$10K;
NWSC:
5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

$3/W_50%_ $6,000

 

 

 

Energy Trust: $1.25-$1.50/W 1st 30 kW, $1-$1.25/W next 20kW;
BEF Grant / BEF Solar Schools;
Ashland: $2.25/W_$10K;
NWSC: 5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

35% credit _$3.5M

 

 

 

Y*

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

SELP 4.9-6.95%_5-15 yrs._$20K -20M

 

 

 

PA
Pennsylvania

 

Regional Clean Energy Funds

 

 

DEP: Energy Harvest Grant
PEDA: Energy Grants
Regional Clean Energy Funds

 

Y

 

 

Regional Clean Energy Funds
PEDA: Project Financing
Keystone
(Res.): 7.99%_
$10K_10 yrs.

RI
Rhode Island

People’s P&L $0.06/kWh, 3 yrs.

25%_$3,750

People’s P&L $0.06/kWh_3 yrs.

 

(U)
NE

Y

Y
(Res.)

 

SC
South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SD
South Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

TN
Tennessee

TVA: $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

TVA : $0.20/kWh_10yrs.;
TN-CET: 40%_$75,000

 

 

 

 

DECD (Sm. Bus.): 0%-3%_$100K_7 yrs.

TX
Texas

Austin: $4.50/W_
$80%_$13,500

 

Austin: $4.50/W_
$80%_$100K

 

Y

 

Y

 

UT
Utah

St. George: $2/W_
$6K_=10kW

25%_$2,000

St. George: $2/W_$20K_=10kW

10%_$50,000

Y*

 Y
(Com)

 

 

VT
Vermont

 

VEIC: $1.75/W_$8,750 (res.);
$3.50/W_$35K (multi-fam., low-income)

 

VEIC: $1.75/W_$8,750

 

 

Y

Y

 

 

VA
Virginia

TVA $500 + $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

TVA $0.15/kWh_10 yrs.

 

Y

 

(L)

 

WA
Washington

 

 

 

 

 

DOR $0.15-$0.54/kWh_10 yrs._$2K/yr.;
Chelan PUD: up to $1.50/kWh;
Clallam Cty: $500/kW;
Franklin PUD: $500/kW;
Klickitat: $400/kW_$1,200
Okanogan: up to $1/kWh;
Orcas: $1.50/W_$4,500;
Puget Sound: $525-$600;
NWSC: 5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

 

DOR $0.15 – $0.54/kWh_10 yrs._$2K/yr.;
BEF Grant / BEF Solar Schools;
Chelan PUD: up to $1.50/kWh;
Klickitat PUD: $400/kW_$1,200;
Okanogan: up to $1/kWh;
Orcas: $1.50/W_$4,500;
NWSC: 5¢/kWh thru 12/31/09

 

 

 

 

Y*

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clallam Cty (Res.)
Clark PUD (Res.)
Franklin Cty (Res.)
Grays Harbor
Ferry Cty PUD (Res.)
Klickitat PUD (Res.)

 

 

 

WV
West Virginia

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

WI
Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOE: $1.50/kWh est. annual output_25%_
$35K_=20kW;
Participating WPPI munis: $1-$3/kWh (est. annual output)_$10K;
WE Energies: $0.225/kWh_10 yrs._1.5kW-100kW
 

 

 

 

FOE: $1.50/kWh est. annual output_25%_
$35K_=20kW;
FOE: $1/kWh est. annual output (com.); $1.50/kWh (non-profit/gov’t)_25
%_$35K_>20kW-50kW;
Participating WPPI munis: $1-$3/kWh (est. annual kWh)_$10K;
WE Energies: $0.225/kWh_10 yrs._1.5kW-100kW / $5/W_$2M_100kW-400kW;
WE:_50%_$100K
(nonprofit/gov’t)

 

Y

 

Y

WPPI (participating munis): $2.5K – $20K_
1.99%_10yrs.

WY
Wyoming

WBC: 50%_$3,000

 

 

 

Y

Y
(Com)

 

 

* = one or more utilities not subject to state net metering rules offer it; Y = Yes; (U) Offered by select utilities: (L) Local option to provide property tax exemption

To find out more information about solar opportunties or receive a free proforma email george@hbsadvantage.com

Note: Proformas apply to those living in the South Jersey and Philadelphia surrounding areas.

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