Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal)

Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal);
State: Kentucky

  • Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credit
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Combination Active Solar Space-Heating and Water Heating System
  • Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
  • Amount: PV: $3/W DC
  • All other systems: 30% of eligible costs
  • Maximum Incentive: $500 for solar and wind installations; $250 for geothermal installations.
  • Equipment Requirements: Solar water heaters must use OG-100 SRCC certified collectors with minimum 5-year warranty.
  • PV systems must meet the requirements of Article 690 of the National Electrical Code, and use solar photovoltaic panels and inverters that are rated and listed by Underwriters Laboratories.
  • Wind turbines must meet AWEA’s wind industry consensus standards.
  • Closed loop geothermal heat pumps must have EER of 14.1 and COP of 3.6
  • Open loop geothermal heat pump must have EER of 16.2 and COP of 3.5
  • DX geothermal heat pump must have EER of 15 and COP of 3.5.
  • Installation Requirements: Solar hot water, active solar space heating, and PV systems must be installed by a NABCEP-certified installer.
  • Carryover Provisions: Excess credit may be carried forward for one year.
  • Program Start Date: 1/1/2009
  • Program Expiration Date: 12/31/2015


Taxpayer Services
Kentucky Department of Revenue
501 High Street
Frankfort, KY 40620
Phone: (502) 564-4581
Fax: (502) 564-3875
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