The Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) will host a webinar on how certification is being used to meet the new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for small and medium wind turbines that went into effect February 2015.
Taxpayers who claim the 30% federal tax credit for small wind property must now show that the turbine meets the requirements of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Standard 9.1-2009 (for small wind) or the relevant IEC 61400 standards (for medium wind). Bret Barker from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Program will present on DOE programs supporting certification and quality assurance of wind turbines; Martha Garcia from the Office of Associate Chief Counsel, U.S. Treasury, will help navigate the new requirements in the Internal Revenue Code; and Brent Summerville from the SWCC will present on how certification is used to help taxpayers show that their wind turbines meet the necessary performance and quality standards. All presenters will be available to answer questions. Register here.