Kentucky Solar Rebates and Incentives

Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Program Type Tax Credit
Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind Energy,Solar Hot Water Heating
Amount $3 per watt of direct current of photovoltaics, or 30% of installation fee for other systems, up to $500
Required Documentation Energy Efficiency Products Tax Credit Form, available from website
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Kentucky offers state tax credits for renewable energy systems installed after Jan. 1, 2009. For most of these systems, such as passive solar hot water heating, or wind energy, the rebate covers up to 30 percent of the installation fees, for any amount up to $500. For photovoltaic systems, the rebate works a bit differently, and is calculated at $3.00 for each watt of direct current of the rated capacity of the system.

For your solar hot water heating system to qualify, it must have a manufacturer’s warranty of at least five years, an installer’s warranty of at least two years, and use Solar Rating and Certification Corporation-certified collectors.

If you have a photovoltaic system, it must be installed by a company certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, and its panels and inverters must be certified by Underwriter’s Laboratories and meet article 690 of the National Electrical Code.

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