Vermont Energy Tax Credits & Incentives
Here's the good news. There are many tax credits, incentives and rebates now available to help pay for energy-efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations. They include both state and federal programs.
Here's the not-so-good news. Some programs are still under development and eligibility and conditions may not be available; other programs change from time to time as funds are exhausted or reauthorized. Things get complicated.
Here are some good places to start your research.
New Heating Equipment
Federal Tax Credit
Up to $500 from Efficiency Vermont for replacing old furnaces and boilers with new efficient units, such as the Olsen. More information is available from Efficiency Vermont or from Wayne Thompson, our service and efficiency program manager, at (802) 860 4090 or wayneREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@ecvt.net.
Home Energy Improvements
Federal Tax Credit
30% of the installed cost for new windows and doors, up to $500 for insulation, $300 for new water heaters that meet specifications.
Efficiency Vermont Incentives
Efficiency Vermont offers up to $2,500 in incentives to help Vermonters pay for specific energy efficiency improvements completed by a Home Performance with Energy Star contractor. Incentives include a $250 audit fee rebate, up to $750 for reduced air leakage and up to $0.75 per square foot for additional insulation.
Solar and Wind
Vermont Solar and Small Wind Incentive Program
Up to $8,750 for solar and $12,500 for wind energy systems. Go to Renewable Energy Vermont for more information.
Energy Co-op of Vermont
Co-op Solar, our new solar hot water program, qualifies for the federal and state of Vermont tax credits and incentives. We have also negotiated a volume discount with our equipment suppliers. Total savings come to 50%. Learn more and sign up for your free site evaluation at Co-op Solar.
Federal Tax Credits
30% of the cost of wind, solar hot water and solar electric systems that meet federal specifications.
For More Information
Additional information about the Vermont State incentives and tax credits that are available can be found using the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.