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...

Colorado – United Power – Renewable Energy Rebate Program

Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount PV: $0.75/W Wind: $0.50/W Solar Water Heating: $25/MBtu Maximum Incentive PV: $2,250 Wind: $1,500 Solar Water Heating: $1,000 Eligible System Size(s) PV and Wind: 0.5 kW - 25 kW Equipment Standards Solar water heater must be SRCC-certified have an electric water heater back-up system Installation Standards None Listed Start Date None Listed More Information Contact: Renewable Incentives United Power PO Box 929 Brighton, CO 80601 Phone: (303) 637-1250 Web Site:http://www.unitedpower.com

California (Marin Clean Energy) – Feed-In Tariff

Incentive Type  Performance-Based Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Biodiesel, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential Amount Varies by technology and position in program capacity queue Terms 20 years Eligible System Size(s) 1 MW or smaller Program budget 10...

Colorado(Aspen & Pitkin County) – Renewable Energy Mitigation Program

Incentive Type Building Energy Code Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date 03/09/2010 More Information Contact: Public Information Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) P.O. Box 9707 215 N. Garmisch St. Aspen, CO 81612 Phone: (970) 544-9808 Fax: (970) 963-5691 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.aspencore.org

California (Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems)

Incentive Type  Property Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Mechanical Energy Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential Amount 100% of system value; 75% of system value exemption for dual-use equipment Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Standards None Listed Installation Standards None Listed Start Date  January 1, 1999, and expire December 31, 2016 More Information Contact: Tax Specialist / BOE California State Board...

Colorado – Building Energy Code

Incentive Type Building Energy Code Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential Incentive Amount None Listed 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: Rick Hanger Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing 1313 Sherman Street #321 Denver, CO 80203 Phone: (303) 866-4656 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.coloradoenergy.org Conor Merrigan Colorado Energy Office Commercial Energy Efficiency 1580 Logan Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80203 Phone: (303) 866-3965 Fax: (303) 866-2930 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site:http://www.colorado.gov/energy  

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]  

California – Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Agricultural Solar Power Facilities

Incentive Type  Sales Tax Incentive Eligible Technologies  Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Agricultural Amount 100% of the taxes levied by the State. Local and district sales taxes will still apply. Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment requirements At least half of the electricity produced by the system must be used to power agricultural equipment. Installation Standards None Listed Start Date More Information Contact: Taxpayer Information California State Board of Equalization P.O. Box 942879 Sacramento, CA 94279 Phone: (800) 400-7115

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(City of Boulder) – Green Points Building Program

Incentive Type Building Energy Code Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors Commercial, Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential Incentive Amount None Listed 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: Elizabeth Vasatka City of Boulder Boulder, CO 80306 Phone: (303) 441-1964 Phone 2: (303) 441-1880 Fax: (303) 441-4070 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=208&Itemid=489