US Renewable Energy Policy Report 2019

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"US Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019" is the latest report from industry analysis specialist GlobalData, offers comprehensive information about the renewable energy policies of the US and its states. The report provides a clear overview of the regulatory framework, plans, programs and incentives initiated by the US and individual states to promote renewable energy sources. It provides information regarding the financial incentives, renewable energy auctions, net-metering, renewable targets, and other plans implemented by the fifty states of US- Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


The report provides the renewable framework of the US and its states. Its scope includes:

• Study of regulatory framework in the US and for fifty states- Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

• Key policies and regulations supporting the development of renewable energy by country and state level.

• Information on strategy, roadmaps and other programs to achieve the renewable targets and goals by country and state level

• Financial incentives including Feed-in-tariff, rebates, loans, grants, tax credits and exemptions to support the implementation of the renewable energy by country and state level.

Key Highlights

Reasons to Buy

The report will allow you to:

• Facilitate decision-making based on policies, plans, targets and strategies of the US and its fifty states.

• Develop business strategies by understanding the regulations shaping and driving the renewable energy market

• Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the regulatory framework of US and its fifty states

• Identify key programs and fiscal incentives of individual state


Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

2 Introduction

2.1 Renewable Energy Policy

2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance

3 Renewable Energy Policy, US

3.1 Overview

3.2 Federal Initiatives

3.2.1 Tax Cuts and New Jobs Act

3.2.2 Production Tax Credits

3.2.3 Investment Tax Credits

3.2.4 Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System

3.2.5 Manufacturing Tax Credit

3.2.6 Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

3.2.7 Renewable Energy Target

3.2.8 Energy Independence and Security Act

3.2.9 Rural Energy for America Program: Grants

3.2.10 Tribal Energy Program Grant

3.2.11 US Department of Energy – Loan Guarantee Program

3.2.12 Green Power Purchasing Goal

3.3 Federal Initiatives for Solar Power

3.3.1 Solar America Initiative

3.3.2 SunShot Initiative, 2030

3.4 Federal Initiatives for Wind Power

3.5 Federal Initiatives for Biopower and Biofuels

3.5.1 Energy Policy Act – Alternative Fuels

3.5.2 Biorefinery Assistance Program

3.5.3 Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

3.6 Common State-Level Incentives

3.6.1 Overview

3.6.2 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.6.3 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.6.4 Public Benefit Funds for Renewable Energy

3.6.5 Interconnection Standards

3.6.6 Net Metering

3.6.7 Property Assessed Clean Energy

3.7 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Alabama

3.7.1 TVA – Green Power Providers

3.7.2 AlabamaSAVES Revolving Loan Program

3.7.3 Local Government Energy Loan Program

3.8 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Alaska

3.8.1 Net Metering

3.8.2 Renewable Energy Grant Program

3.8.3 Alternative Energy Conservation Loan Fund

3.8.4 Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

3.8.5 Interconnection Standards

3.8.6 Power Project Loan Fund

3.8.7 Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) – Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP) program

3.9 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Arizona

3.9.1 Energy Modernization Plan

3.9.2 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.9.3 Net Metering/Billing

3.9.4 Energy Efficiency Standards

3.9.5 Renewable Energy Incentive Program

3.9.6 Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit

3.9.7 Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

3.9.8 Sunwatts Rebate Program

3.9.9 Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

3.9.10 Interconnection Guidelines

3.9.11 Solar Construction Permitting Standards

3.9.12 Solar & Wind Equipment Certification

3.9.13 Salt River Project: Commercial Solar Electric Program

3.10 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Arkansas

3.10.1 Net Metering

3.10.2 Interconnection Standards

3.10.3 Arkansas Energy Technology Loans for Green Technology

3.11 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, California

3.11.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, California

3.11.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, California

3.12 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Colorado

3.12.1 Net Metering

3.12.2 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.12.3 City of Boulder – Solar Sales and Use Tax Rebate

3.12.4 Xcel Energy: Solar Reward Program

3.12.5 Black Hills Energy – Solar Power Program

3.12.6 Interconnection Standards

3.12.7 EZ Investment Tax Credit Refund for Renewable Energy Projects

3.12.8 Mandatory Green Power Option for Large Municipal Utilities

3.12.9 Green Colorado Credit Reserve

3.12.10 Property Tax Exemption for Residential Renewable Energy Equipment

3.12.11 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

3.12.12 Property Tax Exemption for Community Solar Gardens

3.12.13 Energy Smart Colorado Loan Program

3.12.14 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools Loan

3.12.15 Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

3.12.16 Colorado-State Rebate Program

3.12.17 Property Tax Incentive

3.12.18 Energy Storage-a consumer right

3.12.19 Other Utilities Renewable Energy Rebate Program

3.13 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Connecticut

3.13.1 Net Metering

3.13.2 Residential Solar Investment Program

3.13.3 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.13.4 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.13.5 Smart-E loans

3.13.6 Low Interest Energy Efficiency Loan Program

3.13.7 Clean Energy Fund

3.13.8 Commercial PACE Financing

3.13.9 Residential Sustainable Energy Program

3.13.10 Interconnection Standards

3.13.11 Property tax exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

3.13.12 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for solar and geothermal systems

3.14 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Delaware

3.14.1 Net Metering

3.14.2 Delaware Electric Cooperative- Green Energy Program Incentives

3.14.3 Delmarva Power – Green Energy Program Incentives

3.14.4 DEMEC Member Utilities – Green Energy Program Incentives

3.14.5 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.14.6 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) Spot Market Program

3.14.7 Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) – Revolving Loan Fund

3.14.8 Solar Rights Law

3.14.9 Wind Access and Permitting Law

3.14.10 Interconnection Standards

3.15 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Florida

3.15.1 Net Metering

3.15.2 City of Tallahassee Utilities – Solar Loans

3.15.3 Property Tax Abatement for Renewable Energy Property

3.15.4 Broward County – Green Power Purchasing Policy

3.15.5 Miami-Dade County – Green Power Policy

3.15.6 Florida PACE program

3.15.7 Solar and CHP Sales Tax Exemption

3.15.8 Interconnection Standards

3.15.9 Residential Solar Leases

3.16 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Georgia

3.16.1 Net Metering

3.16.2 Central Georgia EMC – Photovoltaic Rebate Program

3.16.3 TVA – Green Power Providers

3.16.4 Jackson EMC – Right Choice Sun Power Rebate Program

3.16.5 Interconnection Standard

3.16.6 PACE Financing

3.16.7 Biomass Sales and Use Tax Exemption

3.17 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Hawaii

3.17.1 Distributed Generation Tariff

3.17.2 Solar and Wind Energy Credit

3.17.3 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.17.4 Hawaii Electric Company-Feed-in-Tariffs

3.17.5 Proposed solar-plus-storage projects/contracts

3.17.6 Farm and Aquaculture Alternative Energy Loan

3.17.7 Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)

3.17.8 Interconnection Standards

3.17.9 GreenSun Hawaii

3.17.10 Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements

3.17.11 City and County of Honolulu – Solar Loan Program

3.18 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Idaho

3.18.1 Net Metering

3.18.2 Property Tax Exemption for Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy Producers

3.18.3 Residential Alternative Energy Tax Deduction

3.18.4 Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs

3.19 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Illinois

3.19.1 Future Energy Jobs Act

3.19.2 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.19.3 Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC’s)

3.19.4 Adjustable Block (AB) Program

3.19.5 Net Metering

3.19.6 Interconnection Standards

3.19.7 Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation Grants

3.19.8 Sales Tax Exemption for Wind Energy

3.19.9 ComEd and Ameren Rebates

3.20 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Indiana

3.20.1 NIPSCO – Feed-In Tariff

3.20.2 Clean Energy Portfolio Standard

3.20.3 Clean Energy Credits

3.20.4 Net Metering

3.20.5 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

3.20.6 Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

3.20.7 Interconnection Standards

3.21 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Iowa

3.21.1 Alternative Energy Law

3.21.2 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.21.3 Solar Easement

3.21.4 Solar Energy Systems Tax Credit

3.21.5 IADG Energy Bank Revolving Loan Program

3.21.6 Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program

3.21.7 Renewable Energy Equipment Exemption

3.21.8 Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

3.21.9 Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

3.21.10 Energy Replacement Generation Tax Exemption

3.21.11 Interconnection Rules

3.21.12 Farmers Electric Cooperative: Rebates

3.21.13 Net Metering

3.21.14 Local Option: Special Assessment of Wind Energy Devices

3.21.15 Small Wind Innovation Zone Program and Model Ordinance

3.22 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Kansas

3.22.1 Net Metering

3.22.2 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.22.3 Renewable Energy Goal

3.22.4 Interconnection Guidelines

3.22.5 Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

3.23 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Kentucky

3.23.1 Net Metering

3.23.2 TVA – Green Power Providers

3.23.3 Tax Exemption for Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

3.23.4 Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Facilities

3.23.5 Interconnection Standards

3.24 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Louisiana

3.24.1 Solar Energy System Exemption

3.24.2 Net Metering

3.24.3 Interconnection Standards

3.24.4 Home Energy Loan Program

3.25 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Maine

3.25.1 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.25.2 Distributed Generation Buy-All, Sell-All Program

3.25.3 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.25.4 Interconnection Standards

3.25.5 Efficiency Maine Trust

3.25.6 Local Option – Property Assessed Clean Energy

3.25.7 Maine Green Power Program

3.25.8 Energy Efficiency Targets

3.25.9 Net Metering

3.25.10 Commercial Clean Energy Grant Program

3.25.11 Residential Clean Energy Grant Program

3.25.12 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.25.13 Residential/Community Wind Grant Program

3.25.14 Interconnection Standards

3.25.15 Local Option – Clean Energy Loan Program

3.25.16 Maryland Smart Energy Communities Grant

3.25.17 Game Changer Competitive Grant Program

3.25.18 Parking Lot Solar PV with EV Charger Grant Program

3.25.19 Local Option – Property Tax Credit for Renewables and Energy Conservation Devices

3.25.20 Harford County – Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices

3.25.21 Prince George's County – Solar and Geothermal Residential Property Tax Credit

3.25.22 Anne Arundel County – Solar and Geothermal Equipment Property Tax Credits

3.25.23 Baltimore County – Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices

3.25.24 Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)

3.25.25 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

3.25.26 Property Tax Exemption for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

3.25.27 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Residential Solar and Wind Electricity Sales

3.26 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Massachusetts

3.26.1 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.26.2 Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

3.26.3 Solar Renewable Energy Credits

3.26.4 Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

3.26.5 Clean Energy Standard

3.26.6 Net Metering

3.26.7 Interconnection Standards

3.26.8 Offshore Wind Auction

3.26.9 Concord Municipal Light Plant – Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program

3.26.10 Hudson Light & Power – Photovoltaic Incentive Program

3.26.11 Reading Municipal Light Department – Residential Renewable Energy Rebates

3.26.12 Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant – Residential PV Rebate Program

3.26.13 Chicopee Electric Light – Residential Solar Rebate Program

3.26.14 Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit

3.26.15 Renewable Energy Trust Fund

3.26.16 Commonwealth Organics-to-Energy Program

3.26.17 Commonwealth Hydropower Program

3.26.18 Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

3.26.19 Local Option – Commercial PACE Financing

3.26.20 Local Option – Energy Revolving Loan Fund

3.26.21 Green Communities Grant Program

3.26.22 Renewable Energy Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

3.26.23 Commonwealth Wind Program

3.26.24 Mass Solar Loan Program

3.27 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Michigan

3.27.1 Net Metering

3.27.2 Renewable Energy Standard

3.27.3 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.27.4 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Loans for Businesses

3.27.5 Lean and Green Michigan PACE

3.27.6 Renewable Energy Program Grants

3.27.7 Interconnection Standards

3.27.8 Renewable Energy Renaissance Zones

3.28 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Minnesota

3.28.1 Net Metering

3.28.2 Community Solar Garden Program

3.28.3 Value of Solar Tariff (VOS Tariff)

3.28.4 Renewable Energy Standard

3.28.5 Jobs and Energy Bill 2018

3.28.6 Solar Energy Incentive Program

3.28.7 Green Cost Share Program

3.28.8 Minnesota Power – Power Grant Program

3.28.9 Brainerd Public Utilities – Renewable Incentives Program

3.28.10 Minnesota Power – SolarSense Solar Rebate Program

3.28.11 Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption

3.28.12 Rochester Public Utilities , Owatanna Public Utilities , Austin Utilities – Solar Rebate Program

3.28.13 Interconnection Standards

3.28.14 Community-Based Energy Development Tariff

3.28.15 Wind Energy Sales Tax Exemption

3.28.16 Saint Paul Port Authority PACE Program

3.28.17 Rural Minnesota Energy Board PACE Program

3.28.18 Wind and Solar-Electric PV Systems Exemption

3.28.19 Renewable Development Fund

3.28.20 Renewable Energy Production Incentive

3.28.21 Agricultural Improvement Loan Program

3.29 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Mississippi

3.29.1 TVA – Green Power Providers

3.29.2 Net Metering

3.29.3 Renewable Energy Credits

3.29.4 Interconnection Standard

3.29.5 Mississippi Clean Energy Initiative

3.30 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Missouri

3.30.1 Net Metering

3.30.2 Renewable Energy Standard

3.30.3 Union Electric Company (Ameren Missouri)- Renewable Choice Program

3.30.4 City of Columbia – Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.30.5 Interconnection Standards

3.30.6 Empire District Electric – Solar PV Rebates

3.30.7 Columbia Water & Light – Solar Energy Loans

3.30.8 Columbia Water & Light – Solar Rebates

3.30.9 Wood Energy Production Credit

3.30.10 Energy Loan Program

3.30.11 Local Option – Clean Energy Development Boards

3.30.12 Solar Property Tax Exemption

3.31 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Montana

3.31.1 Net Metering

3.31.1 Renewable Resource Standard

3.31.2 NorthWestern Energy – USB Renewable Energy Fund

3.31.3 Interconnection Standards

3.31.4 Montana Renewables Development Action Plan

3.31.5 Residential Alternative Energy System Tax Credit

3.31.6 Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program

3.31.7 Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit

3.31.8 Residential Geothermal Systems Credit

3.31.9 Renewable Energy Systems Exemption

3.31.10 Generation Facility Corporate Tax Exemptions

3.31.11 Corporate Property Tax Reduction for New/Expanded Generating Facilities

3.32 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nebraska

3.32.1 Net Metering

3.32.2 Interconnection Standards

3.32.3 Lincoln Electric System – Customer-Owned Generation

3.32.4 Local Option – Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing

3.32.5 Dollar and Energy Savings Loans

3.32.6 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Property

3.32.7 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Community Renewable Energy Projects

3.32.8 Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities

3.32.9 Renewable Energy Tax Credit

3.33 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Nevada

3.33.1 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.33.2 Nevada: Net Metering

3.33.3 Interconnection Standards

3.33.4 NV Energy: Renewable Generations Rebate Program

3.33.5 Large Scale Renewable Energy Producers Property Tax Abatement

3.33.6 Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption

3.33.7 Renewable Energy Sales and Use Tax Abatement

3.33.8 Revolving Loan Program

3.34 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Hampshire

3.34.1 Net Metering

3.34.2 Interconnection Standards

3.34.3 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.34.4 Commercial & Industrial Solar Rebate Program

3.34.5 Residential Small Renewable Energy Rebate Program

3.34.6 Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Grants

3.34.7 Local Option – Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Districts

3.34.8 Enterprise Energy Fund Loans

3.34.9 Local Option- Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy

3.34.10 Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

3.34.11 New Hampshire Electric Co-op – Solar Photovoltaic Incentive Program

3.35 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Jersey

3.35.1 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Renewable Energy Sources, New Jersey

3.35.2 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar, New Jersey

3.36 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New Mexico

3.36.1 Net Metering

3.36.2 Farmington Electric Utility System (FEUS) – Net Metering

3.36.3 Interconnection Standards

3.36.4 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.36.5 Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

3.36.6 Property Tax Exemption for Residential Solar Systems

3.36.7 Gross Receipts Tax Exemption for Sales of Wind and Solar Systems to Government Entities

3.36.8 Advanced Energy Gross Receipts Tax Deduction

3.36.9 Solar Energy Gross Receipts Tax Deduction

3.36.10 Alternative Energy Product Manufacturers Tax Credit

3.36.11 Biomass Equipment & Materials Compensating Tax Deduction

3.36.12 Agricultural Biomass Income Tax Credit

3.36.13 Proposed Tax Credit for New Mexico Solar Panels

3.36.14 Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) – Performance-Based Solar Program

3.36.15 El Paso Electric Company – Small and Medium System Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase Program

3.36.16 Local Option – Renewable Energy Financing District/Solar Energy Improvement Special Assessments

3.37 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, New York

3.37.1 Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage equipment

3.37.2 Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

3.37.3 Clean Energy Standard (CES)

3.37.4 Green New Deal –Proposal for New Renewable Energy Goals

3.37.5 Auctions for offshore wind generation right

3.37.6 Net Metering

3.37.7 Interconnection Standards

3.37.8 Residential Solar Tax Credit (Solar Energy System Equipment Credit)

3.37.9 Sun PV Incentive Program

3.37.10 Sun Commercial and Industrial Incentive Program

3.37.11 REVitalize- NYSERDA

3.37.12 PSEG Long Island- Commercial Solar PV Feed-in Tariff

3.37.13 PSEG Long Island- Fuel Cell Resource Feed-in Tariff

3.37.14 Clean Energy Fund

3.37.15 Solar Sales Tax Exemption

3.37.16 Sun Loan Program

3.37.17 Exemption of Solar, Wind, and Biomass Energy Systems

3.37.18 Energy Conservation Improvements Property Tax Exemption

3.37.19 NY Green Bank

3.37.20 Solar For All Program

3.38 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, North Carolina

3.38.1 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.38.2 Interconnection Standards

3.38.3 Net Metering

3.38.4 Feed-in Tariffs in North Carolina

3.38.5 TVA – Green Power Providers

3.38.6 Competitive bidding/Auctions for Renewable Energy

3.38.7 Local Option – Financing Program for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

3.38.8 Model Wind Energy Systems Ordinance

3.38.9 Wind Energy Permitting Standards

3.38.10 City of Asheville – Building Permit Fee Rebates

3.38.11 Property Tax Abatement for Solar Electric Systems

3.38.12 Green Building Incentives

3.38.13 Solar Energy Development Ordinance

3.38.14 Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina Law

3.38.15 Duke Energy proposes solar rebates in North Carolina

3.39 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, North Dakota

3.39.1 Renewable and Recycled Energy Objective

3.39.2 Net Metering

3.39.3 Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

3.39.4 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Electrical Generating Facilities

3.40 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ohio

3.40.1 First Energy Ohio – Renewable Energy Credit Procurements

3.40.2 Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Program

3.40.3 Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

3.40.4 Energy Loan Fund

3.40.5 Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) Program

3.40.6 American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) – Efficiency Smart Business Program

3.40.7 American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) – Efficiency Smart Residential Program

3.40.8 Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard

3.40.9 City of Cleveland – Residential Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings

3.40.10 City of Cincinnati – Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings

3.40.11 Energy Conversion and Thermal Efficiency Sales Tax Exemption

3.40.12 Net Metering

3.40.13 Interconnection Standards

3.41 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Oklahoma

3.41.1 Net Metering

3.41.2 Zero-Emission Facility Production Tax Credit

3.41.3 Community Energy Education Management Program

3.41.4 Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

3.41.5 Energy Efficient Residential Construction Tax Credit

3.41.6 Interconnection Guidelines

3.42 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Oregon

3.42.1 Wind Incentive Program

3.42.2 Net Metering

3.42.3 Energy Efficiency Rebate and Loan Programs

3.42.4 Solar Electric Incentive Program

3.42.5 Renewable Portfolio Standard

3.42.6 State Energy Loan Program

3.42.7 Central Lincoln People's Utility District – Renewable Energy Incentive Program

3.42.8 PGE Renewable Development Fund

3.42.9 Energy Conservation Tax Credits for Competitively-Selected Projects

3.42.10 Pacific Power – Blue Sky Community Project Funds

3.42.11 Renewable Energy Development Grant Program

3.42.12 Self-Direction of Public Purpose Charges

3.42.13 Custom Renewable Energy Projects

3.42.14 SB 1149 Schools Program

3.42.15 Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

3.42.16 Interconnection Standards

3.43 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Pennsylvania

3.43.1 Property Tax Assessment for Commercial Wind Farms

3.43.2 Net Metering

3.43.3 Interconnections Standards

3.43.4 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.43.5 Renewable Energy Credits

3.43.6 Renewable Energy Loans

3.43.7 Renewable Energy Grant Programs

3.43.8 Sustainable Development Fund Financing Program

3.43.9 Wind and Geothermal Incentives Program

3.43.10 Alternative and Clean Energy Program

3.44 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Rhode Island

3.44.1 Renewable Energy Products Sales and Use Tax Exemption

3.44.2 Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

3.44.3 Net Metering

3.44.4 Interconnection Standards

3.44.5 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.44.6 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.44.7 Energy Revolving Loan Fund

3.44.8 Renewable Energy Fund

3.44.9 Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing

3.44.10 Renewable Energy Growth Program

3.44.11 Public Benefit Fund for Renewables and Efficiency

3.44.12 Green Power Purchase for State Facilities

3.45 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, South Carolina

3.45.1 Solar Energy, Small Hydropower Tax Credit

3.45.2 Biomass Energy Tax Credit

3.45.3 Net Metering

3.45.4 Interconnection Standards

3.45.5 Distributed Energy Resource Program

3.45.6 Renewable Energy Loan Programs

3.45.7 Renewable Energy Rebate Programs

3.45.8 Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) Program

3.45.9 South Carolina Municipalities – Green Power Purchasing

3.46 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, South Dakota

3.46.1 Large Commercial Wind and Solar Alternative Taxes

3.46.2 Renewable Energy System Exemption

3.46.3 Renewable Energy Facility Sales and Use Tax Reimbursement

3.46.4 Interconnection Standards

3.46.5 Renewable, Recycled and Conserved Energy Objective

3.47 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Tennessee

3.47.1 Green Energy Tax Credit

3.47.2 Carbon Tax Credit

3.47.3 Sales Tax Credit for Clean Energy Technology

3.47.4 Green Energy Supply Chain Franchise and Excise Tax Credit

3.47.5 Green Energy Property Tax Assessment

3.47.6 TVA Green Power Providers Program

3.48 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas

3.48.1 Solar and Wind Energy Device Franchise Tax Deduction

3.48.2 Solar and Wind Energy Business Franchise Tax Exemption

3.48.3 Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption

3.48.4 Net Metering

3.48.5 Austin Energy – Value of Solar Residential Rate

3.48.6 Interconnection Standards

3.48.7 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.48.8 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.48.9 City of Austin – Renewables Portfolio Standard

3.48.10 San Antonio City Public Service Renewable Portfolio Goal

3.48.11 Renewable Energy Loans

3.48.12 Renewable Energy Rebate Programs

3.48.13 Green Mountain Energy Renewable Rewards Program

3.48.14 Austin Energy – Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program

3.49 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Utah

3.49.1 Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit

3.49.2 Alternative Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit

3.49.3 Alternative Energy Development Incentive (Tax Credit)

3.49.4 Alternative Energy Sales Tax Exemption

3.49.5 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.49.6 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.49.7 Net Metering

3.49.8 Interconnection Standards

3.49.9 Commercial PACE Financing

3.50 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Vermont

3.50.1 Investment Tax Credit

3.50.2 Renewable Energy Systems Sales Tax Exemption

3.50.3 Property Tax Exemption

3.50.4 Uniform Capacity Tax and Exemption for Solar

3.50.5 Net Metering

3.50.6 Interconnection Standards

3.50.7 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.50.8 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.50.9 GMP Cow Power

3.50.10 Standard Offer Program

3.50.11 Energy Loan Guarantee Program

3.50.12 Energy Loan Programs

3.50.13 Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing

3.50.14 GMP Solar Power

3.50.15 Clean Energy Development Fund

3.51 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Virginia

3.51.1 Net metering

3.51.2 Residential Property Tax Exemption for Solar

3.51.3 Commercial Solar Property Tax Exemption

3.51.4 Renewable Energy Machinery and Tools Property Tax Exemption

3.51.5 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.51.6 Renewable Energy Credits

3.51.7 Interconnection Standards

3.51.8 Rockingham County – Small Wind Ordinance

3.51.9 TVA – Green Power Providers

3.51.10 Commonwealth's Energy Leasing Program

3.51.11 Clean Energy Financing (PACE Financing)

3.51.12 Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

3.51.13 Small Business & Non-Profit Loan Program

3.52 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Washington

3.52.1 Renewable Energy Sales and Use Tax Exemption

3.52.2 Net Metering

3.52.3 Renewable Portfolio Standards

3.52.4 Renewable Energy Credits

3.52.5 Interconnection Standards

3.52.6 Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

3.52.7 Chelan County PUD – Sustainable Natural Alternative Power Producers Program

3.52.8 Utility Loan Programs

3.52.9 City of Bellingham – Green Power Purchasing

3.52.10 Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment

3.52.11 Pacific Power – Blue Sky Community Project Funds

3.52.12 Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants

3.53 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, West Virginia

3.53.1 Net metering

3.53.2 Special Assessment for Wind Energy Systems

3.53.3 Tax Exemption for Wind Energy Generation

3.53.4 Interconnection Standards

3.53.5 Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

3.54 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Wisconsin

3.54.1 Renewable Energy Certificates

3.54.2 Net Metering

3.54.3 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

3.54.4 Renewable Rewards Program

3.54.5 Retro-Commissioning Program

3.54.6 Design Assistance Program

3.54.7 Renewable Energy Competitive Incentive Program

3.54.8 Energy Efficiency Standard for Focus on Energy

3.54.9 Biogas, Solar, and Wind Energy Equipment Exemption

3.54.10 Renewable Energy Sales Tax Exemptions

3.54.11 Interconnection Standards

3.54.12 Clean Energy Manufacturing Revolving Loan Fund

3.54.13 River Falls Municipal Utilities – Renewable Energy Finance Program

3.55 Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Wyoming

3.55.1 Net metering

3.55.2 Local Government Energy Audit/Retrofits

3.55.3 Black Hills Energy – Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs

3.55.4 Black Hills Energy – Residential Customer Rebate Program

3.55.5 Questar Gas – Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

3.55.6 Questar Gas – Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

3.55.7 Interconnection Guidelines

4 Appendix

4.1 Market Definitions

4.1.1 Power

4.1.2 Installed Capacity

4.1.3 Electricity Generation

4.1.4 Electricity Consumption

4.1.5 Renewable Energy Resources

4.2 Abbreviations

4.3 Methodology

4.4 Coverage

4.4.1 Secondary Research

4.4.2 Primary Research

4.4.3 Modeling and Forecasting

4.5 Contact Us

4.6 Disclaimer


1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Renewable Energy Project Tax Components and changes with new tax code, US

Table 2: Renewable Energy Market, US, Production Tax Credit ($/kWh)

Table 3: Renewable Energy Market, US, Investment Tax Credit

Table 4: Renewable Energy Market, US, Green Power Purchasing Goal (%), 2018–2025

Table 5: Renewable Energy Market, US, Sun shot Progress and Goals

Table 6: Renewable Energy Market, US, Renewable Portfolio Standards, State Targets

Table 7: Renewable Energy Market, Arizona, Compliance Schedule

Table 8: Renewable Energy Market, Arizona, Energy Efficiency Requirement Schedule (%)

Table 9: Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariffs, Marin County – California

Table 10: Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariffs, Los Angeles – California

Table 11: Renewable Energy, Feed-in Tariff Multiplier, Los Angeles – California

Table 12: Renewable Energy, Electric Energy Reduction Standard (GWh), California, 2012–2024

Table 13: Renewable Energy, Annual Electric Demand Reduction Standard (MW), California, 2012–2024

Table 14: Renewable Energy, ReMAT Tariffs ($/MWh), California

Table 15: Renewable Energy Market, California, Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets (%)

Table 16: Renewable Energy Market, California, Go Solar Campaign Program Components, 2007–2016

Table 17: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Program Budget ($m), 2007–2016

Table 18: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative Rebate Levels by Incentive Step and Rebate Type

Table 19: Renewable Energy Market, California, California Solar Initiative, Details by Incentive Type

Table 20: Renewable Energy, Utility Incentive Program

Table 21: Renewable Energy Market, California, PV requirements for new homes

Table 22: Renewable Energy Market, Colorado, Energy Smart Rebates

Table 23: Renewable Energy, Utility Incentive Program

Table 24: Renewable Energy, Eversource Energy, REC Results

Table 25: Renewable Energy, United Illuminating, REC Results

Table 26: Renewable Energy Market, Connecticut, Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets (%)

Table 27: Renewable Energy Market, Delaware, Renewable Portfolio Standard Targets (%)

Table 28: Renewable Energy Market, Delaware, SREC Program, 2018

Table 29: Renewable Energy Market, Delaware, SREC Auction Price, 2018

Table 30: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Customer Grid Supply Plus Credit Rates

Table 31: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Customer Grid Supply Plus Program Capacity

Table 32: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Small Export Rates

Table 33: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Small Export Capacity

Table 34: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Community Solar Rates Phase 1

Table 35: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Feed-in-Tariff Rates

Table 36: Renewable Energy Market, Hawaii, Proposed Solar-Plus Storage Projects

Table 37: Renewable Energy Market, Idaho, Net Metering Rates

Table 38: Renewable Energy Market, Illinois, Requirements and Carve-outs for Various Technologies for Investor-owned Utilities (%), 2009–2026

Table 39: Renewable Energy Market, Illinois, Requirements and Carve-outs for Various Technologies for Alternate Renewable Electricity Suppliers (%), 2009–2026

Table 40: Renewable Energy Market, Illinois, Block Group REC Prices ($/REC)

Table 41: Renewable Energy Market, Low Income Distributed Generation Incentive 1-4 unit buildings ($/REC)

Table 42: Renewable Energy Market, Low Income Distributed Generation Incentive 5+ unit buildings ($/REC)

Table 43: Renewable Energy Market, Low Income Community Solar Project Incentive ($/REC)

Table 44: Renewable Energy Market, Incentives for Non-Profits and Public Facilities ($/REC)

Table 45: Renewable Energy Market, Illinois, Interconnection Standards

Table 46: Renewable Energy Market, Indiana, Feed-in-Tariffs

Table 47: Renewable Energy Market, Iowa, Interconnection Standards

Table 48: Renewable Energy Market, Kentucky, Interconnection Standards

Table 49: Renewable Energy Market, Maine, Credit Rates

Table 50: Renewable Energy Market, Maryland, Commercial Clean Energy Grant Incentives

Table 51: Renewable Energy Market, Maryland, Residential Clean Energy Grant Incentives

Table 52: Renewable Energy Market, Maryland, Renewable Portfolio Standard (%)

Table 53: Renewable Energy Market, Massachusetts, Renewable Portfolio Standard

Table 54: Renewable Energy Market, Massachusetts, Solar Alternative Compliance Payment Rates

Table 55: Renewable Energy Market, Massachusetts, Solar Credit Clearinghouse Auction Rates

Table 56: Renewable Energy Market, Massachusetts, Smart capacity by block and distribution service territory (MW)

Table 57: Renewable Energy Market, Massachusetts, Interconnection Standards

Table 58: Renewable Energy Market, Massachusetts, Offshore Wind Auction Winners, 2018

Table 59: Renewable Energy Market, Michigan, Interconnection Standards

Table 60: Renewable Energy Market, Minnesota, Renewable Energy Standard

Table 61: Renewable Energy Market, Minnesota, Green Cost Share Program

Table 62: Renewable Energy Market, Mississippi, Interconnection Standards

Table 63: Renewable Energy Market, Missouri, Interconnection Standards

Table 64: Renewable Energy Market, Montana, Interconnection Standards

Table 65: Renewable Energy Market, Nebraska, Incentive Amount

Table 66: Renewable Energy Market, New Hampshire, Interconnection Standards

Table 67: Renewable Energy Market, New Hampshire, Renewable Portfolio Standards (%)

Table 68: Renewable Energy Market, New Hampshire, Solar Incentives

Table 69: Renewable Energy Market, New Jersey, Solar Alternative Compliance Payments ($), 2019–2033

Table 70: Renewable Energy Market, New Mexico, Interconnection Standards

Table 71: Renewable Energy Market, New Mexico, PNM Performance-Based Solar Incentive

Table 72: Renewable Energy Market, New Mexico, EPE Incentive

Table 73: Renewable Energy Market, New York, Energy Efficiency Budgets and Targets for the Investor Owned Electric and Gas Utilities ($), 2016–2018

Table 74: Renewable Energy Market, North Carolina, Interconnection Standards

Table 75: Renewable Energy Market, North Carolina, Feed-in Tariffs by Utilities ($/kWh)

Table 76: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ohio, Renewable Portfolio Standards

Table 77: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ohio, Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards

Table 78: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ohio, Renewable Portfolio Standards for large IOUs

Table 79: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Ohio, Solar PV Capital Rebates

Table 80: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Pennsylvania, Loan Programs

Table 81: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Pennsylvania, Grant Programs

Table 82: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Rhode Island, Renewable Portfolio Standards

Table 83: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Rhode Island, Renewable Energy Growth Program Incentives

Table 84: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, South Carolina, Loan Programs

Table 85: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, South Carolina, Grants

Table 86: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas, Net Metering Programs

Table 87: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Pennsylvania, Grants

Table 88: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas, Loan Programs

Table 89: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Texas, Rebate Programs

Table 90: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Utah, Tax Credits

Table 91: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Vermont, Renewable Portfolio Standards

Table 92: Renewable Energy Policy Framework, Washington, Loan Programs

Table 93: Net Metering System Capacity Limits (kW) – West Virginia

Table 94: Net Metering Tariffs – Wisconsin

Table 95: Abbreviations


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