The nomination round for 2016 has closed. Nominations for 2017 are currently being accepted.


Criteria | Nominate | Recipients

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Renewable Energy Power Awards recognize the most effective and innovative renewable energy tax credit developments that have had positive impact on job creation and their communities’ energy footprint.

To be eligible for consideration, a tax credit development will have been placed in service in 2015 or by March 30, 2016 and involve the use of federal renewable energy investment tax credits, federal renewable energy production tax credits and/or Section 1603 cash grant funds.

Award Categories

Developments may be nominated in one of the categories listed below and may be a development with which the nominating entity was involved or simply one deemed deserving. A nominating entity may nominate more than one development, and/or one development in more than one category.

  • Financial Innovation
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Small Community Project

Nomination Criteria

Developments will be judged on the following criteria.

Has this development:

  • had a positive impact on job creation and its community's energy footprint?
  • reflected effectiveness and innovation in the use of renewable energy tax credits?
  • responded to community need(s)?
  • provided measureable benefits?
  • employed the effective use of community resources?
  • achieved its objectives?
  • instituted the use of innovative strategies in bringing benefits to its community?
  • demonstrated benefits that outweigh costs?
  • established successful strategies that can be repeated?

A panel of judges with wide-ranging expertise in the renewable energy tax credit industry will review all entries and judge the developments based on the criteria listed above.

Deadline for Nomination Submission

The nomination round for 2016 has closed. Nominations for 2017 are currently being accepted. Novogradac & Company LLP will attempt to reach the contact person for an incomplete nomination for further information. All submissions must be complete before a nomination will be accepted.

Nomination Requirements:

All nominations must include a completed nomination form, narrative statement, supplemental materials (minimum of three), and hand signed multimedia agreement.

The narrative statement should be no more than 1,000 words. This narrative should describe how the development meets one or more of the criteria listed above.

At least three supplemental materials (i.e., photos, renderings, architectural plans, marketing information sheets) should also be submitted to document the development’s qualities. Submitted photographs, renderings and other image files must be at least 300 dpi+ and at least 7.5 x 8.5 inches or larger.

A multimedia agreement must be completed. Only one form is needed for each nomination; please list each supplemental material on the form.

Award Recipients

Recipients and honorable mentions of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Renewable Energy Power Awards, and their development teams, will be honored during a ceremony at the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credit Conference, April 28, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, Calif.

Award recipients receive:

  • One complimentary entry to the conference to receive the award;
  • Coverage of the project in the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits;
  • Copies of the Journal of Tax Credits to share with industry contacts;
  • Recognition on the Novogradac & Company website and YouTube channel, and in a national press release about the awards; and,
  • A press release for distribution.
Should you have any comments or questions please e-mail or call Jennifer Young at 415-356-8041.


About the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits provides news, analysis and commentary on the affordable housing, new markets, renewable energy and historic rehabilitation tax credit industries. This comprehensive 80-page full-color monthly publication covers the low-income housing tax credit, property compliance, valuation, tax-exempt housing bonds, new markets tax credit, renewable energy tax credit, historic tax credits and HUD programs. Readers enjoy access to columns written by industry experts, Q&As on technical tax credit issues, features about tax credit developments and more, all informed by Novogradac and Company’s more than 20 years of experience on the front lines of the tax credit industry.