PV & Wind Rebate Program (Rhode Island)

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Last modified on September 25, 2013.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Rhode Island

Name PV and Wind Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 3.50/W for PV up to 2 kW; 3/W for PV with a capacity greater than 2 kW, up to 6 kW; 2/W for wind

Eligible System Size Less than 50 kW (wind)
Equipment Requirements System warranty must be all-inclusive for at least 5 years
Start Date 2001

Installation Requirements Systems must be grid-connected; installation must comply with all federal, state and local codes

Maximum Incentive 50% of cost
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remain with customer/producer

Website http://www.riseo.ri.gov/riref/programs/supplysupport.html#small

References DSIRE[1]


Note: This program was fully subscribed as of December 2005. However, the Rhode Island State Energy Office is still accepting applications, which will be placed in queue upon receipt.

Rhode Island's PV and Wind Rebate Program offers residents and small businesses a rebate of $3.50 per watt for photovoltaic (PV) systems with a maximum capacity of 2 kilowatts (kW) and $3.00 per watt for PV systems with a capacity between 2 kW and 6 kW. Residents who install wind-energy systems with a maximum capacity of 50 kW are eligible for a rebate of $2.00 per watt (up to 50% of the system's cost).

This program is funded by the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund, the state's public benefits fund. Contact the Rhode Island State Energy Office for current program information or information on participating PV vendors.

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"