Projects must retain the environmental and financial benefits for the system in order to earn this credit. That said, you are allowed to sell the RECs associated with the renewable energy system. But if you chose to sell and still want to earn this credit, you’ll have to purchase RECs from a third-party to cover the ones you’ve sold. Depending on the market, this may or may not work out in your project’s favor.
Can I sell the RECs my system generates to help pay for the upfront costs?