Incentives: General Information

The Vermont SSREIP was originally established pursuant to Renewable Energy Legislation passed by the Vermont State Legislature during the Spring of 2003 and signed into law by Governor Douglas on June 17th, 2003. The SSREIP is a program designed and funded by the CEDF.

For recent program performance indicators regarding installed costs, total incentives paid, and estimated rated capacity installed, please visit the Reports Page.

The program offers incentives on renewable energy systems installed by Vermont Solar Partners. Detailed information on incentives and instructions on how to calculate incentives for a specific solar or micro-hydro system application are contained in the program's incentive reservation forms which can be found here. Forms pertaining to the new Modern Wood Pellet Heating Program can be found here.

Funding for this program has come from the CEDF, CVPS, GMP and through U.S. DOE funds secured by Senator James Jeffords for the VT Public Service Department, Wind Development Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

There have been several rounds of funding since the initial program started in Summer of 2004 through the present.

In October 2013, an additional $1.4 million in funding through the Clean Energy Development Fund and The VT Public Service Department will be made available to the Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program.

The Clean Energy Development Fund and the Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program reserve the right to modify this program as needed.

Additional renewable energy funding opportunities in the state of Vermont can be found by visiting the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy .

Note: The Residential PV incentive (includes leasing) ended on December 31, 2014. The Special Customer PV & Micro-hydo Programs are fully reserved; there are no funds available for new reservations at this time. As of January 31, 2015 the Efficiency Adder is no longer available for solar reservations.

Solar Installation
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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