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Renewable Energy Cash Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit Program Extended through 2011

December 17, 2010


On December 17, 2010, President Obama, as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, signed into law a one-year extension of the popular renewable energy cash grant in lieu of tax credit program established by Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. To qualify for a cash grant under the extended program, a taxpayer must place specified energy property in service in 2009, 2010, or 2011, or after 2011 if construction begins in 2009, 2010, or 2011 provided such property is placed in service by the end of 2012 (for wind projects), 2013 (for closed- and open-loop biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic facilities), or 2016 (for solar projects).

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