Renewable Energy Products Sales and Use Tax Exemption

December 05, 2023


Certain renewable energy systems and equipment sold in Rhode Island are exempt from the state's sales and use tax. Eligible products include solar electric systems, DC-to-AC inverters that interconnect with utility power lines, solar thermal systems, manufactured mounting racks and ballast pans for solar collectors, geothermal heat pumps, and wind turbines and towers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Web Site:
Start Date: 7/15/2005
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Solar Pool Heating
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: 100% exemption
Maximum Incentive: None


Name: R.I.G.L § 44-18-30
Date Enacted: 7/15/2005
Effective Date: 7/15/2005


Name: George Sfinarolakis
Organization: Director, Lead by Example Program
Phone: (401) 574-9101

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.