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January 2016 Green Tax Incentive Compedium

The volume presents certain federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. It includes the recent energy tax credit extensions in the 2015 PATH Act and the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
Incentives Renewable Energy Solar
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Green Tax Incentive Compendium: Federal and State Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (July 1, 2015)

This volume presents certain federal and state tax incentives promoting the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Each section outlines the basic features and regulatory requirements for a tax program which provides financial incentives for clean technology development through renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. For additional assistance with these tax incentives please contact Jerome Garciano at 617.557.5944 or jgarciano@rc.com.
Incentives Renewable Energy Solar
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Rooftop solar finds out utilities can disrupt, too

The article below points out how the utilities are fighting the solar industry by increasing their demand charges to compensate for customers generating their own power from solar. As some states and utilities define the rules of the game other states will follow suit. It also mentions how the regulations being in a state of flux may impact future investments.
Solar Utility Incentives & Programs

Retrofit Case Study: Loft 27, Lowell, Mass.

Boston-based WinnCompanies has cut its electric bill for common areas by 25% at Loft 27, a 173-unit apartment building, as the result of efficiency retrofit and solar projects completed in 2012. The apartment development was created from the adaptive re-use of an historic former mill.
Energy Audit Lighting Retrofit Solar Utility Incentives & Programs
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Ultimate Green: Residents Save Money at New Solar-Powered Apartment Property in Southern California

Residents get their electricity mostly for free at Arbor Green Apartments, a new 40-unit low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) development in Los Angeles County. The reason? A sprawling rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the site that supplies nearly all of the power for the entire property, including the apartments and common areas.
Renewable Energy Solar
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Would You Rather Own or Lease Your Rooftop Solar?

On a recent trip to Australia, I noticed that very few residential solar systems are leased. The vast majority are customer owned. Talking to industry experts, some claimed more than 90 percent of residential solar systems in Australia are customer owned. This is in stark contrast to the U.S., where last year 66 percent of residential solar is leased from third-party owners like SolarCity. Why such different approaches to ownership of residential rooftop solar?
Renewable Energy Solar