You can get a tax credit on your Oregon income taxes for purchasing a fuel cell and helping preserve Oregon’s environment.
Fuel cells work like batteries, but run on almost any kind of fuel. They take hydrogen from the fuel and combine it with oxygen, making an electric current in the process. Because they don't burn the fuel and are super-efficient, the only by-products are water, heat and a little carbon dioxide.
Fuel cells will be entering the residential market soon. You can use them to make electricity, heat your home and water and get a tax credit of 60 cents per estimated kWh saved during the first year, up to $1,500. The fuel cell system must have a minimum rated stack capacity of 0.5 kilowatts and a maximum rated system capacity of 10 kilowatts.
The tax credit application form for fuel cells is not available at this time. Please call the Oregon Department of Energy at 1-800-221-8035 for more information.