Solar Energy Incentives, Rebates & Credits in (VT) Vermont

To facilitate the adoption of renewable energy systems on a broad scale, many states are offering attractive incentive programs to homeowners and businesses.

Vermont Solar Incentives:

In addition to the incentives listed below, all renewable energy systems are exempt from Vermont sales tax.

Solar electric PV systems for homeowners currently qualify for a rebate of $0.25 per Watt up to 10 kilowatts (kW) and a credit for up to $350 towards a professional energy audit. Special category customers (schools, municipalities, and low-income housing) qualify for $1.25/Watt up to 10kW for systems up to 25kW. Special Customers also qualify for a credit of up to $450 towards a professional energy audit.

Solar hot water systems for homeowners qualify for a rebate of $1.50 per 100 BTU/day, up to $3,000 and up to $350 towards a professional energy audit. Commercial clients qualify for a rebate of $1.50 per 100 BTU/day, up to $16,500 and a credit for up to $450 towards a professional energy audit. Special customers (schools, municipalities, and low income housing) qualify for a rebate of $3.00 per 100 BTU/day up to $45,000 and a credit for up to $450 towards a professional energy audit.

Renewable Energy Resource Center for Incentive Information.

Federal Incentives:

Residential solar hot water and solar electric PV systems qualify for a personal tax credit of 30% of the system cost. An individual can take both a 30% credit for a PV system and a 30% credit for a solar water heating system.Solar Energy Clip Art Photo

Commercial solar hot water and solar electric PV systems qualify for an investment tax credit 30% of the system cost.

Solar hot water and PV systems are classified as “5-year property” under the Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS). Businesses can recover investments in solar systems through accelerated depreciation deductions.

More details are available at www.dsireusa.org

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