Renewable Energy Rights (Vermont)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Rights|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind, Clothes Lines|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-06-08|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-04|
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Vermont law forbids ordinances, deed restrictions, covenants, declarations or similar binding agreements from prohibiting (or having the effect of prohibiting) the use of solar collectors, clotheslines, or "other energy devices based on renewable resources." A homeowner may be subject to certain restrictions regarding location of the solar collectors on the roof (orientation to the south or within 45 degrees east or west of due south) as long as those restrictions do not impact the effectiveness of the solar collectors.
The renewable energy access law does not apply to patio railings in condominiums, cooperatives, or apartments.
|Contact Name||Public Information|
|Department||Vermont Department of Public Service|
|Address||112 State Street, Drawer 20|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||27 V.S.A. § 544|
|Authority 2:||24 V.S.A. § 2291a|
|Authority 3:||24 V.S.A. § 4413 (g)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.