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The following documents refer to the Solar PV tax credit.  More information about the entire renewable energy systems tax credit program is provided below.

Solar100x100Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Tax Credit Application for Residential or Commercial Properties

Click on the link above to complete and submit your residential or commercial Solar PV tax credit application.  The link will direct you to a new website (oed2.fluidreview.com) where you will need to create an account and complete your application. PLEASE NOTE, the solar PV tax credit application can only be submitted online. The average processing time for solar PV is 4-6 weeks.

 

How to Apply

This link provides a summary of how to complete and submit your solar PV tax credit application.

 

 

Step by Step Instructions

This link provides step by step instructions for completing and submitting your solar PV tax credit application.

 

 

Solar PV Training Webinar

This link provides a video of how to complete and submit your solar PV tax credit application.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

This link provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the solar PV tax credit.

 

 

FAQs about Audits

This link provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about audits.

 

 

What is the Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit?

The Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit is divided into two types of incentives.  The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Production Tax Credit (PTC).

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has two sides: Residential and Commerical.  Eligible technologies include solar photovoltaic (solar PV), solar thermal, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass.

  • The Residential Tax Credit is non-refundable and is calculated as 25% of the eligible system cost or $2,000, whichever is less. The average processing time for Residential Tax Credits submitted through the online portal is 4-6 weeks.
  • The Commercial Tax Credit is calculated as 10% of the eligible system cost or $50,000, whichever is less.   The Commercial Tax Credit is refundable, but can only be claimed by business, corporation, or LLC entities. The average processing time for Commercial Tax Credits submitted through the online portal is 4-6 weeks.
  • How to apply for the Residential or Commercial Tax Credit can be found below in the Tax Credit Applications section.

The Production Tax Credit (PTC) incentive is available for large scale projects that are 660 kilowatts or greater (solar photovoltaic systems 660 KW to 2 MW may choose between the ITC & PTC).  The PTC is calculated as $.0035 (.35¢) per kilowatt hour of produced electricity during the project’s first 48 months.  For the purposes of the credit, the “renewable energy” category includes solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal and biomass.  Please contact Richard Bell if you intend to pursue and apply for a Production Tax Credit.

For further information on the Utah Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit, please click on the links below:

Tax Credit Applications

Contact Information:

If you require assistance, please submit an email to energytaxcredits@utah.gov with the following information:

1. Your name or the applicant name

2. Address where the system is or will be installed

3. A phone # you can be reached at

4. A brief description of your issue or concern

A member of the OED team will respond within 3 business days.