Renewable Energy Incentives
Although the state does not have a program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are tax exemptions available in certain instances. For example businesses that either use or manufacture or install solar or wind energy can receive franchise tax deductions and/or exemptions. There also exists a property tax exemption involving solar, wind, biomass, and anaerobic digestion for business installation or construction of such systems.
Texas residents can also check with their local utility providers, as some have energy efficiency programs that offer low cost loans/rebates and advice on renewable energy technologies.
SECO maintains a list funding opportunities for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy conservation projects and initiatives.
Property tax exemptions, franchise tax exemptions, and franchise tax deductions.
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) gives information on state and federal efficiency incentives by state, technology type, and incentive type with links to program web sites, legislation, tax credits and deductions, rebates, grants, low-interest loans, property and sales tax exemptions, and bond programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is at the forefront of renewable energy financing, with options including grants, guaranteed loans and payments.