Washington State Offers Incentives Programs for Renewable Energy

The Washington State Department of Revenue gives various deferrals, exemptions, and credits for the cleantech industry. Regarding renewable energy/green incentives, the state offers the following:

  • Solar energy system and components manufacturers- reduced B&O tax rate
  • Machinery & equipment used to generate electricity using renewable energy-sales/use tax exemption
  • Solar hot water equipment- sales/use tax exemption
  • Renewable energy cost recovery incentive payment program
  • Energy efficient commercial equipment-B&O tax credit for purchases
  • Clean alternative fuel vehicles- sales/use tax exemption
  • Hog fuel and forest-derived biomass-B&O tax credit and sales/use tax exemption

For the complete list of incentives: Washington State Department of Revenue