Green Infrastructure Tax Credits

Green Infrastructure Tax Credits

New Jersey’s Green Infrastructure Tax Credits offer substantial incentives for businesses investing in New Jersey’s sustainable future. Businesses can receive up to 100% tax credits on capital investments in qualified wind energy facilities or benefit from financial support for energy-efficient building projects, fostering a cleaner, greener economy.

Offshore Wind Tax Credit

The Offshore Wind Tax Credit empowers businesses with significant tax credits for capital investments in qualified wind energy facilities, driving New Jersey’s commitment to renewable energy and job creation.


A business making a capital investment in a qualified wind energy facility of $50M ($17.5M if a tenant) in New Jersey and will be employing at least 150 new, full-time employees at the qualified wind energy facility or through an equipment supply coordination agreement.


Tax credits equal up to 100 percent of the qualified capital investments made, except as limited by a 110 percent net positive economic benefit to the State. Taxpayers may apply 20 percent of the total credit amount per year over a five-year period against their corporate business tax or insurance premiums, or sell the tax credit certificate for an amount not less than 75 percent of the credit amount.


Capital Investment Requirements:
Businesses must make or acquire a minimum $50 million capital investment in a qualified wind energy facility located in New Jersey.
Tenants must occupy space in a qualified wind energy facility located in New Jersey where the owner has made or acquired a minimum $50 million capital investment in the facility. The tenant-occupied space must represent at least $17.5 million of the capital investment in the facility.

New Full-Time Employee Requirements: Must employ a minimum number of new, full-time employees compared to the start of the application during the five eligibility years following application for the tax credit with 100 new full-time employees in the first year and 300 in the fifth year.

Zero emissions building programs/NJ SmartStart Buildings Program

The New Jersey SmartStart Building Program propels energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, offering financial incentives for adopting energy-saving measures and reducing energy costs and environmental impact.


Offered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) for new buildings and by the utility companies for existing buildings.


The New Jersey SmartStart Buildings program can provide a range of support to yield substantial energy savings, both now and for the future at no cost. Financial incentives are available for any size project, which can offset some of the added cost of purchasing qualifying energy-efficient equipment. Whether it is a project from the ground up, renovating existing space, or upgrading equipment, NJBPU has opportunities to upgrade the energy efficiency of the project.


Customers select equipment from a prequalified list of energy efficiency measures and receive a fixed incentive. If the project does not fall in the prescriptive category, it may be considered a custom measure.

Custom incentives are designed to encourage measures that are innovative and more energy efficient. Items not covered under prescriptive measures may be considered custom measures. Incentives are paid by the lesser of either: 50% of incremental project cost, the amount needed to buy down to a one-year payback, or $0.16 per kWh and $1.60 per therm of the estimated one-year energy savings following installation. Most non-residential utility customers are eligible to participate and receive up to $500,000 per electric account and $500,000 per natural gas account each program year.

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