Net Metering

Eligible Technologies

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Renewable Energy Systems Sales Tax Exemption

“Renewable energy” is defined under 30 V.S.A. § 8002 as “energy produced using a technology that relies on a resource that is being consumed at a harvest rate at or below its natural regeneration…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Local Option- Property Tax Exemption

Note: Solar photovoltaic systems of 50 kW or less are already currently exempt from municipal property taxes under 32 V.S.A. § 8701 (see Uniform Capacity Tax and Exemption for Solar).

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Interconnection Standards for Net-Metered Systems 150 kW or less

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Combined Heat & Power, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels… More

 

Small-Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program

Vermont’s Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP), initiated in June 2003, provides funding for new solar water heating, solar electric (photovoltaic), modern wood pellet heating,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Clean Energy Development Fund

Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) was established in 2005 to promote the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power and thermal…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

GMP Solar Power

Green Mountain Power, an investor-owned electric utility operating in Vermont, offers a credit to customers with net-metered photovoltaic (PV) systems. In addition to the benefits of net metering,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Renewable Energy Rights

Vermont law forbids ordinances, bylaws, deed restrictions, covenants, declarations, or similar binding agreements from prohibiting (or having the effect of prohibiting) the use of solar collectors,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Investment Tax Credit

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Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Uniform Capacity Tax and Exemption for Solar

For a discussion of Vermont’s property tax system and the recommendations to the legislature prior to this law’s enactment, see the January 17, 2012 report by the Vermont Division of Property Val…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Expedited Permitting Process for Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Vermont has established an expedited permitting process for solar photovoltaic systems that are 15 kilowatts-AC (kW) or less.  In order to interconnect and net meter, electric customers in Vermont must obtain a Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB). Solar net metered systems that are 15 kW or less follow an expedited process for the Certificate of Public Good.  To receive a Certificate of Public Good, the customer must register the system with the PSB.  The customer must inform the PSB about the project and comply with the electric utility’s interconnection…

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Small Business Energy Loan Program

The maximum loan amount is $350,000, and VEDA will fund up to 60% of the project. However, in certain cases, VEDA may provide loans under $50,000 that cover up to 75% of project costs. Loans are …

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Commercial Energy Loan Program

The maximum loan amount is $2,000,000, and VEDA may fund up to 60% of the project. Loans are provided at variable rates, which are adjusted on a quarterly basis; current rates can be found here. …

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Standard Offer Program

Note: H.B. 40, enacted in June 2015, changes the name of the Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) Program to the Standard Offer Program and replaces the associated state…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste… More

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Source: U.S. Department of Energy