7.2 : Federal Tax Incentives




7.2.4 Tax Incentives of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Appliance Manufacturers
--Refrigerator manufactures receive a $75 credit for each unit sold that uses 15-19.9% less energy than required by the
2001 Federal minimum efficiency; $125 for 20-24.9% less; and $175 for at least 25% less.
--Clothes washer manufacturers receive a $100 credit for each unit sold that meeting the 2007 ENERGY STAR criteria.
--Dishwasher manufacturers receive a $3 credit per percentage of energy savings greater than the current ENERGY STAR
criteria for each unit sold. For example, a dishwasher is 15% more efficient than the current ENERGY STAR criteria, the
credit is $3 X 15 = $45.
--Credits are only available for products manufactured in the U.S.
--Each manufacturer is capped at $75 million for available credits.
Stationary Fuel Cells and Microturbines
--Tax credit of 30%, up to $1000 per kW for fuel cells that at 500 kW or greater and have an efficiency of at least 30%.
Residential applications do not have a capacity or efficiency requirement. Units must be put in place between
January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007.
--Tax credit of 10%, up to $200 per kW for microturbines that are less than 2,000 kW and have an efficiency of at least 26%.
Units must be put in place between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007.
Source(s): ACEEE, The Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 and its Implications for Energy Efficiency Program Efforts, Sept. 2005, p. 1-7.









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ACEEE, The Federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 and its Implications for Energy Efficiency Program Efforts, Sept. 2005, p. 1-7