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(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  

Colorado(City of Denver) – Green Building Requirement for City-Owned Buildings

Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors Local Government Incentive Amount None-Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Requirement All applicable new City building construction and major renovations will be built and certified to at least the LEED-NC (New Construction) Silver standard, and achieve Energy Star status. Start Date None Listed More...

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 (California Solar Initiative) – Low-Income Solar Water Heating Rebate Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Water Heat Applicable Sectors  Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential Incentive Amount Step 1 Incentive Rates (contact utility to determine current incentive levels): Single-Family Low-Income: $25.64 per therm displaced Multi-Family Low-Income: $19.23 per therm displaced Maximum Incentive Single-Family Low-Income: $3,750 Multi-Family Low-Income: $500,000 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Requirements Systems must be used in connection with a natural gas water heater. Systems used in connection with an electric water...

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]

California (California Solar Initiative) – Multi-Family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential Incentive Amount Track 1: Fully Subscribed Track 2: Closed Program budget $108 million through 12/31/2015 Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Requirements System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment Installation Requirements Must have a current A, B, C-10 or C-46 license. Start Date More Information Contact: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Website: http://www.pge.com/lowincomesolar/ E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 877-743-4112 Mailing Address: PG&E Solar and Customer Generation - MASH PO Box 7433 San Francisco,...