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Ohio State University Extension


Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Incentive type: 
Renewable Energy

Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Wind Turbines (<100 kW), Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps


Expiration Date: December 31, 2016


30% of cost with no upper limit for solar energy systems, small wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps.

30% of cost, up to $500.00 per 0.5 kW of power capacity for fuel cells.

Contact Information: 
Public Information - IRS
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20224

Phone: (800) 829-1040
Web Site:

If you purchase a renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit.  Both existing homes and new construction qualify for the tax credit.  

Geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar energy systems and fuel cells all qualify for the tax credit.  For specific details and requirements, please visit the program webpage

For information regarding energy efficiency tax credits, click here