Residential Renewable Energy System Tax Credit (Rhode Island)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Residential Renewable Energy System Tax Credit|
|Incentive Type||Personal Tax Credit|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||25% of the cost of the system|
|Carryover Provisions||Not eligible; must be claimed in the tax year when the system was placed in service|
|Eligible System Size|| Solar PV: Must be battery or grid connected; minimum size of 24 sq. ft. |
Solar Hot Water: Minimum collector area of 34 sq. ft.; storage tank of at least 80 gallons
|Equipment Requirements||Must be new|
|Maximum Incentive|| Solar PV: Maximum credit of 15,000 |
Solar Hot Water: Maximum credit of 7,000
|Program Administrator||Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Rhode Island (RI) law provides 25% tax credit for installing residential renewable energy systems. Eligible systems include photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar domestic hot water system, active solar space heating, geothermal, or a wind-generating system. Applicants must be residents of RI and must own, rent, or the contract buyer of the dwelling served by the renewable energy systems. Maximum incentive for system depends on the technology type and is provided in table above.
To receive the credit applicants must obtain system certification from the State Energy office, or the systems must be installed by a contractor holding a contractor certification issued by the State energy office.
|Contact Name||Chris Kearns|
|Department||Office of Energy Resources|
|Address||One Capitol Hill|
|Place||Providence, Rhode Island|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Chapter 44-57-4 et seq|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.