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):

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy for Solar:

Tax Incentives Assistance Project:

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

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Energy Assistance ProgramĀ

U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program,

Clean Renewable Energy bonds:

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds: or

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 Lab renewable energy sector analyses:

Clean Energy States Alliance:

Union of Concerned Scientists:

Green Power programs, assistance, and marketing firms:

U.S. Department of Energy Green Power program:

Green Power Market Development Group:

Center for Resource Solutions:

National and regional energy associations

American Council on Renewable Energy:

Solar Energy Industries Association:

Solar Electric Power Association:

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC):

American Wind Energy Association:


New England Clean Energy Council:

Environmental Law & Policy Center:

Environmental Entrepreneurs:

Renewable Energy Industry News:

Renewable Energy World:

Solar Buzz:

Bloomberg New Energy Finance: