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Rhode Island

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Renewable Energy Products Sales and Use Tax Exemption   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/20/2013
Program Overview:
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, General Public/Consumer
Amount:100% exemption
Maximum Incentive:None
Start Date:7/15/2005
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
R.I.G.L ยง 44-18-30
7/15/2005
7/15/2005
Summary:

Certain renewable energy systems and equipment sold in Rhode Island are exempt from the state's sales and use tax. Eligible products include solar electric systems, DC-to-AC inverters that interconnect with utility power lines, solar thermal systems, manufactured mounting racks and ballast pans for solar collectors, geothermal heat pumps, and wind turbines and towers.


 
Contact:
  Charles Hawkins
Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5890
Phone: (401) 574-9100
Fax: (401) 222-1260
E-Mail: charlie.hawkins@energy.ri.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.ri.gov
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