Update: Budget Deal Reinstates Fuel Cell Investment Tax Credit

In December 2015, Congress extended the investment tax credit (ITC) for specific clean energy technologies for an additional five years, beginning on January 1, 2017.  During the drafting of legislation extending the ITC, Congressional leaders publicly stated and fully intended for all available technologies to be included in the extension.  Unfortunately, due to a drafting issue, only language extending the ITC for solar and wind technologies was included.  Congressional Leadership admitted that there had been an error and expressed their commitment to include ITC extensions for other energy sources in 2016 legislation.

On December 1, 2016 and again on December 20, 2017, Congressman Tom Marino wrote to Speaker Ryan requesting that the Continuing Resolution (CR) that was under consideration include an extension and five year phase out of the ITC for certain qualified clean energy technologies to include fuel cells, combined heat and powder, small wind turbines, microturbines, and geothermal and municipal solid waste.

On Februrary 9, 2018 the corrected budget deal passed, which is a boost for American workers and customers. We are glad about the reinstatement of fuel cell investment tax credit:

 Thank you for saving American jobs and your support of fuel cell technology.