Unlimited, free, clean Renewable Energy - the Coming Era
Witness how groups in Oklahoma persuaded lawmakers to approve a surcharge on solar installations;
We will be able to create unlimited clean water — by boiling ocean water and condensing it.
With inexpensive energy, our farmers can also grow hydroponic fruits and vegetables invertical farms located near consumers. Imagineskyscrapers located in cities that grow food in glass buildings without the need for pesticides, and that recycle nutrients and materials to ensure there is no ecological impact.
We will have the energy needed to 3D-print our everyday goods and to heat our homes.
The challenge for mankind will be to share this abundance, ensuring that these technologies make the world a better place.
Summary of state level solar incentives (2014) - State Policy summary
Idaho Net metering voluntary. Residential systems receive tax credit up to 100% / $20,000 system cost.
Illinois Small SREC programme. Capex-incentive for systems <7.5kW.
Indiana NIPSCO has feed-in-tariff for 30MW total capacity; systems below 20MW are eligible.
Iowa 15% ($3,000) tax credit or $0.02/kWh PTC.
Kansas Net metering (<200kW) only
Kentucky Nothing unless TVA territory (standard PBI for systems below 20MW).
Louisiana 50% tax credit capped at $12,500.
Maryland SRECs. Capex-incentive for systems below 200kW. Small PTC, minimum credit excludes smaller systems.
Massachusetts SRECs. Capex-incentive for systems below 15kW. Some centralized procurement (<200kW ground-mount). Residential system tax credit ($1,000 / 15%).
Michigan DTE has capex-incentive / PBI for systems below 20kW. Consumers Energy has PBI for systems below 150kW.
Minnesota By utility – dominant Xcel and Minnesota Power have capex-incentive for small-scale systems. Pending PBI for <20kW systems in Xcel territory. Value of solar programme is pending.
Mississippi Nothing unless TVA territory (standard PBI for systems below 20MW).
Missouri Top utilities have capex-incentives (Amaren, Columbia Water & Light, Kansas City Power & Light). Amaren has PBI and KCP&L has capex-incentivs for systems below 100kW.
Montana Northwestern Energy has small capex-incentive for systems below 20kW. Complicated / small tax credits.
Nebraska Tiny PTC.
Nevada Capex-incentive for systems below 50kW (programme is capped at 14MW). Central RFPs for RPS compliance.
New Hampshire Capex-incentive for systems below 100kW.
New Jersey SRECs.
New Mexico PBI by utility for systems up to 10-20MW. Non-residential PTC and 6% tax credit for systems above 1MW.
New York Capex-incentive for systems below 50kW, competitive PBI for systems above 50kW. Long Island Power Authority has strong feed-in-tariff. Residential tax credit.
North Carolina 35% tax credit.
North Dakota 15% corporate tax credit (paid over 5 years).
Oklahoma Net metering (<100kW) only
Oregon Capex-incentive amount varies by utility; alternative PBI for systems below 10kW in pilot stage. Personal tax credit (50% / $6,000).
Pennsylvania SRECs. Capex-incentive for systems below 100kW.
Rhode Island Excellent PBI for systems up to 5MW that expires in 2014. “Grant” for systems below 50kW.
South Carolina Voluntary net metering. 25% / $3,500 tax credit.
South Dakota Nothing.
Tennessee TVA (dominant) PBI. No net metering.
Texas Programmes vary by utility. Austin (200MW) and San Antonio (100MW) have solar carve-outs in their RPS standards. Austin Energy has PBI or capex-incentive for systems below 20kW, value of solar available for all systems. CPS (San Antonio) offers capex-incentive for systems up to 100kW.
Utah Rocky Mountain Power (dominant) has capex-incentive for systems up to 1MW. 25% personal or 10% corporate tax credit.
Vermont Capex-incentive for systems below 10kW. Competitive PBI for systems up to 2.2MW.
Virginia Nothing unless TVA territory (standard PBI for systems up to 20MW).
Washington PBI ($0.15/kWh) capped at $5,000/year.
West Virginia 30% / $2,000 tax credit.
Wisconsin Capex-incentive up to a maximum award of $2,400, but not all utilities participate.
Wyoming Net metering (<25kW) only