U.S. State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
U.S. State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

United States Renewable Energy Incentives and Rebates

For the United States DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. 


Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.


Find a comprehensive list of all available programs > DESIRE

Residential Energy Credits - Form 5695
Residential Energy Credits - Form 5695

Residential Energy Credits

The federal government has offered a 30 percent tax credit for property owners who install solar power. This means that the cost of the installation is paid back more quickly.


Residential energy efficient property credit. The annual maximum credit limits have been eliminated for qualified solar, small wind energy,and geothermal heat pump property costs.

California's Rebate Program

California's Rebate Program for Wind & Fuel Cell Renewable Energy Electric-Generating Systems


The California Energy Commission is offering cash rebates on eligible grid-connected small wind and fuel cell renewable energy electric-generating systems through its Emerging Renewables Program (ERP).

Effective January 1, 2007, the technologies eligible for ERP funding are:


    • Small Wind Turbines

small, electricity-producing, wind-driven generating systems with a rated output of 50 kilowatts or less


    • Fuel Cell

the conversion of sewer gas, landfill gas, or other renewable sources of hydrogen or hydrogen-rich gases into electricity by a direct chemical process


Find out more > California's Rebate Program