Incentives

The good news is that many countries encourage the use of renewable energy through tax incentives. Here are some resources you can access to learn more.

United States

The US government offers a 30% tax credit towards the purchase of wind turbines smaller than 100kW. Several states have additional incentives available. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency lists the incentives state-by-state.

Canada

The Government of Canada has set a goal of generating 90 percent of Canada’s electricity from zero-emitting sources by 2020. Canadian provinces also offer generous incentives, and the feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates for solar PV electricity offered in Ontario are among the world’s most attractive. See the Microfit site for more information.

Some provinces offer tax incentives for small wind turbines. Learn more at the Canadian Wind Energy Association website.

Other Countries

KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory services company, publishes a report on tax incentives from 23 countries.