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Renewable Energy Systems Sales Tax Exemption

Date Last Updated7/15/2013
Incentive TypeTax
State/FederalVT
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeVermont Department of Taxes
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/1999
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe state of Vermont offers a 100% sales tax exemption for the purchase of some renewable-energy systems.
Eligible RecipientThe exemption is available for owners of grid-tied systems and off-grid systems alike.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)250 kW or less for systems that generate electricity using eligible renewable energy resources.
20 kW or less for micro-CHP systems.
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Incentive DetailsRenewable energy is defined 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 rate. Biogas from sewage-treatment plants and landfills, and anaerobic digestion of agricultural products, byproducts and wastes are explicitly included. This explicitly excludes solid waste that is not agricultural or silvicultural, as well as nuclear fuel, coal, oil, propane and natural gas.
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