Renewable Energy Sales Tax Refund (Rhode Island)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Rhode Island

Name Renewable Energy Sales Tax Refund
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% of sales tax

Start Date 2001-01-01

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2005-08-16

References DSIRE[1]


The Rhode Island Division of Taxation offers a sales-tax refund (7%) for qualifying residential renewable-energy systems. Eligible technologies include photovoltaics, solar hot water, solar space heating and wind-energy systems.

To receive the refund, the purchaser must complete a form at the time of purchase and submit it to the Division of Taxation. The form, prescribed by the tax administrator, requires purchasers to list the relevant articles purchased, the names and addresses of the vendor and purchaser, and the address of the building where the qualifying renewable-energy system is installed. A systems certification by the Rhode Island State Energy Office is also required.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: RI General Laws § 44-57-7: Forms of application for system certification
Date Effective 2001-01-01
Date Enacted 2000

Authority 2: RI General Laws § 44-56-1: Renewable energy sales tax refund
Date Effective 2001-01-01
Date Enacted 2000

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"