Solar & Small Wind Incentive
The program provides incentives for qualifying solar electric, solar hot
water, and small wind systems. $581,000 is available for this incentive
program. The Renewable Energy Resource Center (RERC), a project of the Vermont
Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), will administer the incentive program
and provide consumer education and support services.
The Renewable Energy Resource Center
REV has been working on making Vermont's net metering law more
effective in promoting renewable energy. Net metering makes it easier and more
cost-effective for Vermonters to generate their own electricity. Net metering
requires electric utilities to permit customers to reduce their electric bills
by generating their own clean power using renewable energy systems. Any excess
power they generate is fed back to their utilities, actually running their
electric meters backwards!
VT Dept. of Public Service's Net Metering Page
Sales Tax Exemption
REV was successful in getting the sales tax exemption for renewable
energy equipment expanded to include solar hot water systems and off-grid PV
and wind systems. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2002 all PV and wind energy
equipment, as well as all solar hot water equipment, will be exempt from
Vermont's 5% sales tax.
Sun Rise Program
Burlington Electric Department's Sun Rise program provides home and
business owners in Burlington with technical assistance, project management
and financing for solar hot water and PV systems.
Call: Chris Burns, (802) 658-0300
Burlington Electric Department
Citizens Utility Co.
Citizens Utility Company has recently launched the Solar VT program,
offering financial incentives for the installation of qualified solar hot
water and photovoltaic systems.
Call: RERC hot line 1-877-888-7372.
Vermont Energy Star Homes
Vermont Energy Star Homes is a state-wide program promoting energy
efficient new construction. Direct financial incentives are available for
homes meeting specified criteria, and renewable energy systems can help a new
homeowner meet the program's five star standard.
Call: Jeff Gephart at 800-893-1997
Vermont Energy Start Homes
Energy Rated Homes of Vermont (ERH)
Energy Rated Homes of Vermont (ERH-VT) rates homes for energy efficiency
and works with Vermont lenders, real estate professionals, builders, home
buyers, sellers and utilities to promote affordable, energy-efficient housing
throughout Vermont. ERH also works directly with the Renewable Energy Resource
Center to help promote and rate homes with renewable energy system.
Call: 802-865-3926 or toll-free 1-800-639-6069
Energy Rated Homes of Vermont