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Vermont's Solar and Small Wind Incentives Move Into Second Round

September 9, 2005

Vermont opened the second round of funding for incentives of solar and small wind systems on September 9. The state will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy worth $460,000 to provide rebates to individuals, businesses, schools, and municipalities for purchase of small wind-energy systems. Two electric utilities — Central Vermont Public Service in Rutland and Green Mountain Power Company in Colchester — are offering incentives totaling $270,000 to support solar-electric (PV) systems and solar water-heating systems for customers in their service territories. The rebates cover approximately 25% of the installation cost of the solar and small-wind systems.

The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) manages the Vermont Solar and Small Wind Incentive Program. DPS, which is the state energy office for Vermont, expects the funding to support installation of about 250 systems.

For details on Vermont's solar and small wind incentives, see the Database of Solar Incentives for Renewable Energy.