Policy Profile

Solar Incentives

Policy description:

Distributed generation (DG) provides localized generation that serves a specific part of the grid. It may include generation serving a specific residence or business, a neighborhood, or a region served by a substation. DG has the benefit of reducing stress on large transmission infrastructure by providing distribution level power (as opposed to central generation). Because small-scale renewable energy systems require large upfront investments, many states provide financing and financial incentives to spur adoption of these technologies. For more information, see the full policy brief.

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  1. Does the state offer loans?
  2. Does the state offer a rebate program?
  3. Does the state offer a tax credit?
  4. Does at least one of the top three utilities in the state offer an incentive?
  5. Do any of these incentives also apply to solar thermal technologies?