Solar Tax Credits

The solar incentive, officially known as, the Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit, can be applied to residential and commercial solar, as well as large-scale installations.

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The Residential Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit for solar photovoltaic installations is non-refundable and calculated as 25 percent of the eligible system cost or $1,600, whichever is less.



The tax credit is available to be claimed during the same tax year as when the renewable energy generating system was installed. Any unused portion of the credit that is not claimed can be applied to the subsequent four years for a total of five years to claim the full tax credit amount.



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Application Fee Solar

Starting August 15, 2018 in accordance with Utah Code 63M-4-401, the Governor’s Office of Energy Development will begin charging a $15 application fee. Fees must be paid by credit card.

You will not be able to receive your TC-40E tax form until the fee has been paid. Paying the fee does not guarantee that you will be approved for the tax credit. Application fees are non-refundable.



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.



The commercial Investment Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit for solar photovoltaic systems is refundable and calculated as 10% of the eligible system cost or $50,000, whichever is less. The Commercial incentive can only be claimed on the same year’s taxes as when the solar system was installed.



Application


Apply Here



Application Fee

Starting August 15, 2018 in accordance with Utah Code 63M-4-401, the Governor’s Office of Energy Development will begin charging a $15 fee per application submitted. Fees must be paid by credit card.



You will not be able to receive your TC-40E tax form until the fee has been paid. Paying the fee does not guarantee that you will be approved for the tax credit.



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.



The Production Tax Credit is available for large scale solar PV, wind, biomass and geothermal electricity generating renewable energy projects over 660 kilowatts nameplate capacity system size. The PTC is calculated as $.0035 (.35¢) per kilowatt hour of electricity produced during the projects first 48 months of operation after the Commercial Operation Date.



Solar PV projects, and only solar PV projects, have the option choose between the Commercial RESTC (10% up to $50,000) or the PTC (.35¢ per kWh for 48 months) if the nameplate capacity system size falls between 660 kW and 2 MW.



Solar PV projects over 2 MW are only eligible for the PTC (.35¢ per kWh for 48 months).

To receive more information or to request the PTC application, please email energytaxcredits@utah.gov.

  • Alicia Ryans

    Energy and Infrastructure Incentives Specialist

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    Energy Policy Analyst

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