Incentive Programs that Require Certification
The following programs require certification for wind turbines to qualify for incentives:
IRS U.S. Internal Revenue Service
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2015-4 providing new performance and quality standards that require certification of small wind turbines – defined as having a nameplate capacity of up to 100 kW – in order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
DSIRE link for ITC info: http://programs.dsireusa.org/system/program/detail/1235
IL Illinois Solar and Wind Rebate Program
Wind turbines certified to the AWEA Standard receive $1.75/watt or $2.60/watt for nonprofit and public applications; those not certified are eligible for a lower rebate of $1.00/watt.
MA Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
Discussion of SWCC requirement:
NV NV Energy WindGenerations Incentive Program
NY New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
OR Energy Trust of Oregon
VT Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program
The following programs are expected to require certification for wind turbines to qualify for incentives:
CA California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)
IA Iowa Energy Center Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP)
The Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC) is an alliance of clean energy programs and utility incentive providers working jointly to tackle the challenges, and promote the potential, of the small and medium wind market.
The following programs are monitoring opportunities to require certification for wind turbines:
CA California Energy Commission (CEC) Emerging Renewables Program Rebates
CO Colorado Energy Office Direct Lending Revolving Loan Program
MD Maryland Energy Administration Windswept Grant Program
ME Efficiency Maine Wind Energy Incentives
MN Minnesota Small Wind Turbine Info
WI Focus on Energy