Solar Incentives & Rebates

Everything you need to know about Solar Thermal Incentives

NYS Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program (PON 2644)

Incentive Type Rebate / Farm based Energy Assistance Program Eligible Technologies List included on NYSERDA website Applicable Sectors Farms and on-farm producers Maximum Incentive NYSERDA provides up to 75% of eligible product costs and capped at $250,000 per farm Expiration Date December 2015 Date Enacted February 2013 The NYSERDA Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program (AEEP) offers assistance in identifying and implementing electric and natural gas energy efficiency measures to eligible farms and on-farm...

Colorado Local Option – Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Other Renewables (not specified) Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Agricultural Incentive Amount Varies (local option) Maximum Incentive Varies (local option) Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date Start Date: 8/3/2007 Expiration Date: 7/1/2017   More Information Contact: Colorado Municipal League website, www.cml.org Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, www.ccionline.org  

Colorado(City of Boulder) – Solar Sales and Use Tax Rebate

Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount ~15% refund on sales and use tax for the solar installation Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date None Listed More Information Contact: Debbie Fox City of Boulder Local Environmental Action Division Solar Rebate Program PO Box 791 Boulder, CO 80306 Phone: (303) 441-1931 E-Mail: [email protected]  

Colorado Local Option – Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems

Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Other Renewables (not specified) Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Agricultural Incentive Amount Varies (local option) Maximum Incentive Varies (local option) Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date Start Date: 8/3/2007 Expiration Date: 7/1/2017 More Information Contact: Colorado Municipal League web site, www.cml.org Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, www.ccionline.org

Colorado – Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment

Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Other Renewables (not specified) Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional, Retail Supplier Incentive Amount 100% Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date Start Date: 7/1/2009 Expiration Date: 7/1/2017 More Information Contact: Taxpayer Service Division Colorado Department of Revenue 1375...

California (City of San Francisco) – GreenFinanceSF

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential Program budget $150 million Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  4/12/2010 More Information Contact: Customer Service GreenFinanceSF Phone: (415) 937-7223 E-Mail: [email protected]

Colorado – Direct Lending Revolving Loan Program

Incentive Type State Loan Program Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Other Distributed Generation Technologies Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit Incentive Amount Minimum loan amount of $100,000 Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date None Listed More Information Contact: Tim Dolan Colorado Housing Finance Authority 1981 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202 Phone: (303) 297-7318 Phone 2: (800) 877-2432 Fax: (303) 291-5709 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.chfainfo.com Paul Scharfenberger Colorado Energy Office 1580 Logan Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80203 Phone: (303) 866-2432 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.colorado.gov/energy

California (Sonoma County) – Energy Independence Program

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Pool Pumps, Evaporative Coolers, Cool Roof Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential Terms Minimum financing amount is $2,500. Financing is repaid through a...

California (Western Riverside Council of Governments) – Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing Program

Incentive Type  PACE Financing Eligible Technologies  Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Custom/Others pending approval, Whole House Fans, Evaporative Coolers, Pool Equipment, Water Efficiency, LED Lighting Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps Applicable Sectors  Residential Terms Eligible products can be financed for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years, depending on the useful...

Colorado – Holy Cross Energy – WE CARE Renewable Energy Generation Rebate Program

Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential, Institutional, (Holy Cross customers) Incentive Amount $1.50/watt DC ($1.00/W "hardware incentive", and $0.50/W "REC incentive") Systems larger than 6 kW may receive a different rebate amount. Solar Water Heating: $1,500 per panel Maximum Incentive $9,000/installation, up to 50% of installed cost. Systems larger than 6 kW may receive a higher...