Solar Easements

Similar to laws in other states, Idaho’s solar easement provision does not create an automatic right to sunlight. Rather, the law allows parties to enter into solar easement contracts voluntarily…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs

Loans are leveraged by utility incentives as well as federal and state tax credits and deductions. Loans are 4% interest with 5 year terms. Applications are evaluated on the basis of credit; all…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Agricultural… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Idaho Power- Net Metering

In July 2013, the PUC issued an order in response to Idaho Power’s application to modify its net metering program. The ruling removed a previously existing service capacity cap of 2.9 MW and chan…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Renewable Energy Project Bond Program

For the purposes of this program, renewable energy is defined as “a source of energy that occurs naturally, is regenerated naturally or uses as a fuel source, a waste product or byproduct from a…

Eligibility: Commercial, Federal Government

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Rocky Mountain Power- Net Metering

For residential and small commercial customers, net excess generation (NEG) is credited at Rocky Mountain Power’s retail rate and carried forward to the next month. For larger commercial and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Avista Utilities- Net Metering

For Avista Utilities customers, any net excess generation (NEG) during a monthly billing period is credited to the customer’s next bill at the utility’s retail rate. At the beginning of each ca…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric… More

 

Property Tax Exemption for Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy Producers

Under these policies, commercial wind, solar, and geothermal energy producers, excluding those regulated by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, are exempt from paying taxes on real estate,…

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)

Source: U.S. Department of Energy