New information regarding the statistics for the Renewable Energy system Cost Recovery Program under WAC 458-20-273 is now on the Department of Revenue’s website. Here’s the link to the latest document: http://dor.wa.gov/Docs/Pubs/Incentives/RenewableEnergyProgramProgress.pdf
You can also get there from their Tax Incentives page, under Renewable Energy, then Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program.
As you will see, the Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Program covered under WAC 458-20-273 has been very successful. There were 4202 certified systems in the program as of June 30, 2013. This represents 19.6 MW of renewable power in the program from photo voltaic systems (4022), wind systems (125), and anaerobic digesters (1). Further, there are now very important manufacturers located in Washington state creating systems of excellent quality.
We hope the two people who can claim this program as their brain child, retired State Senator Rockefeller and Mike Nelson, are aware of how successful this program has been in supporting the development of renewable energy. Let’s look forward to an even brighter future!