Solar and Wind Manufacturing Incentive

July 14, 2021


This program is no longer available.

Manufacturers of solar or wind equipment or components in Kansas may be eligible for financing through the Kansas Department of Commerce to support research, development, engineering or manufacturing projects. To qualify the project must result in at least $30,000,000 in new investments in Kansas and the hiring of at least 200 new employees within 5 years, with an average annual compensation of at least $32,500 per Kansas employee.

The manufacturer must apply for financing to the Kansas Department of Commerce, which will request that the Kansas Development Finance Authority issue bonds to finance the project. Individual solar or wind projects are eligible for up to $5,000,000 in financing. The principal and interest of the bonds are retired using the payroll tax withholding from the new jobs.

More information is provided by this Kansas Business Center brochure.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Industry Recruitment/Support
Web Site:
Administrator: Kansas Department of Commerce
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: $5,000,000
Terms: Manufacturers must meet minimum requirements for investment in the state, number of employee, and salaries


Name: Kansas Statute 74-50,136
Date Enacted: 04/06/2009
Expiration Date: 07/01/2013


Name: Barbara Hake, CEcD
Organization: Kansas Department of Commerce
Address: 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka KS 66612
Phone: (913) 345-8347

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.