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...

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...

California (California Solar Initiative) – PV Incentives

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional, (All customers of PG&E, SDG&E, SCE; Bear Valley eligible only for NSHP) Incentive Amount None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment Requirements System components must be on the CEC's list of...

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...

Colorado -Greening of State Government

Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Bio-gas, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric Applicable Sectors State Government Incentive Amount None Listed Maximum Incentive None Listed Eligible System Size(s) None Listed Equipment / Products Departments and agencies must purchase ENERGY STAR equipment when available Purchases of electronic equipment must consider the life-cycle environmental and energy impacts of...

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...

Colorado – Interconnection Standards

Incentive Type Interconnection Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines, Other Distributed Generation Technologies Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Utility, Agricultural, Institutional Applicable Utilities All utilities (except certain small municipal utilities) System Capacity Limit 10 MW Standard Agreement Yes Insurance Requirements Vary by system size and/or type; levels established by PUC Installation Standards None Listed Start Date None Listed More...

California (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, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural Incentive Amount Tariff is based on the "Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff" Terms Customers may enter into 10-, 15- or 20-year contracts Eligible System Size(s) Up...

California (California Solar Initiative) – Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program

Incentive Type  State Rebate Program Eligible Technologies  Photovoltaics Applicable Sectors  Low-Income Residential Amount Varies depending on participant's income level and California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program eligibility. Maximum Incentive $10,000 for fully subsidized systems No maximum stated for partially subsidized systems Eligible System Size(s) Minimum system size is 1 kW CEC-AC Equipment Requirements Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters Systems must be grid-connected. Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty. PV modules must be UL...

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