“The Section 1603 program was created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 to increase investment in domestic clean energy production. Under Section 1603 the Department of the Treasury made payments in lieu of investment tax credits to eligible applicants for specified energy property used in a trade or business or for the production of income. The purpose of the 1603 payment was to reimburse eligible applicants for a portion of the cost of installing the specified energy property. Specified energy property includes solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, fuel cells, hydropower, combined heat and power, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, and microturbine property.
Applicants were required to submit a completed application containing detailed information about the project, as well as supporting documentation demonstrating that (1) the property was eligible, (2) the property had been placed in service, and (3) the requested payment amount was accurate.”
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