We often are asked for guidance on Federal and state incentive programs, including tax incentives, loan and grant programs, energy bonds, renewable portfolio standards, and other state incentives such as net metering, solar RECs, and utility long-term purchase contracts. The following links will help:

Federal & State renewable power programs and incentives

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE):

U.S. Dept. of Treasury, tax grant program:

U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program:

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Rural Energy Assistance Program

U.S. Dept. of Energy loan guarantees:

Clean Renewable Energy bonds:

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds:

EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program:

DOE Biomass program:

Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources,

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center:

Renewable power policy analyses

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Renewable Finance:

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE):

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – renewable energy analyses:

Clean Energy States Alliance:

Resilient Power Project:

Union of Concerned Scientists:

Green power programs, assistance, & bond financing:

U.S. Department of Energy Green Power program:

Center for Resource Solutions:

Green bonds: 

National and regional energy associations

American Council on Renewable Energy:

Solar Energy Industries Association:

Smart Electric Power Association:

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC):

American Wind Energy Association:


Northeast Clean Energy Council:

Environmental Law & Policy Center:

Environmental Entrepreneurs:

Renewable Energy Industry News:

Renewable Energy World:

GreenTech Media: 

Bloomberg New Energy Finance:

Norton Rose Project Finance Newswire: