Renewable Energy Rights (Vermont)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Vermont
Name Renewable Energy Rights
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Access Policy
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind, Clothes Lines
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2009-06-08
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-04

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Vermont law forbids ordinances, deed restrictions, covenants, declarations or similar binding agreements from prohibiting (or having the effect of prohibiting) the use of solar collectors, clotheslines, or "other energy devices based on renewable resources." A homeowner may be subject to certain restrictions regarding location of the solar collectors on the roof (orientation to the south or within 45 degrees east or west of due south) as long as those restrictions do not impact the effectiveness of the solar collectors.

The renewable energy access law does not apply to patio railings in condominiums, cooperatives, or apartments.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Vermont Department of Public Service
Address 112 State Street, Drawer 20
Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05620-2601
Phone (802) 828-2811


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 27 V.S.A. § 544
Date Effective 2009-05-27
Date Enacted 2009-05-27

Authority 2: 24 V.S.A. § 2291a
Date Effective 2009-05-27
Date Enacted 2009-05-27

Authority 3: 24 V.S.A. § 4413 (g)
Date Effective 2009-05-27
Date Enacted 2009-05-27

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


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