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Wisconsin offers 107 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

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Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Wisconsin number 107, the eighth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

The incentives for solar energy development and other renewables within each state can be statewide, regional or local, according to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), which is managed by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State University.

DSIRE, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, bills itself as the most detailed source for renewable energy incentives and related regulatory policies in the United States.

The information in the database, however, is unofficial and not meant to be used as a basis to make investment or tax decisions, according to DSIRE’s website.

Renewable Energy Incentives, State by State

Rank State # of Policies and Incentives for Renewable Energy
1 California 218
2 Minnesota 184
3 Oregon 146
4 Texas 142
5 Colorado 131
6 Washington 121
7 New York 117
8 Wisconsin 107
9 Florida 101
10 Massachusetts 98
11 North Carolina 96
12 Illinois 91
13 Maryland 83
14 Iowa 80
15 Indiana 79
16 Missouri 78
17 Arizona 76
18 Kentucky 76
19 Ohio 74
20 Michigan 68
21 Pennsylvania 68
22 Connecticut 66
23 South Carolina 65
24 New Hampshire 59
25 New Jersey 57
26 Georgia 56
27 New Mexico 56
28 Virginia 54
29 Idaho 52
30 Tennessee 50
31 Vermont 49
32 South Dakota 46
33 Montana 45
34 Arkansas 43
35 Nebraska 43
36 Rhode Island 43
37 Utah 42
38 Oklahoma 40
39 Nevada 38
40 Mississippi 36
41 Wyoming 36
42 Alabama 35
43 Alaska 33
44 Delaware 32
45 Maine 31
46 North Dakota 31
47 Hawaii 29
48 Louisiana 28
49 Washington, D.C. 28
50 Kansas 26
51 West Virginia 13

Source: NC Clean Energy Technology Center