IRS Releases $150M of Advanced Energy Tax Credits for Manufacturers– February 11, 2013 by Mike McGivney

On Thursday, February 7th, the IRS announced the release of $150 million of Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits under IRC 48C. These tax credits are available to taxpayers who invest in manufacturing property in order to re-equip, expand or establish a manufacturing facility for the production of property used in an advanced energy project.

Examples of advanced energy projects include:

  • Solar, wind, geothermal or other renewable energy projects
  • Electric grids and storage for renewables
  • Fuel cells and microturbines
  • Energy storage systems for electric or hybrid vehicles
  • Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration equipment
  • Equipment for refining or blending renewable fuels
  • Equipment for energy conservation, including lighting and smart grid technologies
  • Other advanced energy property designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may also be eligible as determined by the Secretary of the Treasury

The credit is 30% of the cost basis, and all credits are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications must be submitted by April 9th.

For more information, contact Mike McGivney at or Adam Hill at


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