Solar Easements

Ohio’s solar-easement provisions are similar to those in effect in other states. Ohio law allows property owners to create binding solar easements for the purpose of protecting and maintaining proper access to sunlight. Easements must be executed in writing and are subject to the same conveyance and recording requirements as other easements.

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

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Net Metering

Ohio’s net-metering law requires electric distribution utilities to offer net metering to customers who generate electricity using wind energy, solar energy, biomass, landfill gas, hydropower, fu…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

Air-Quality Improvement Tax Incentives

Qualifying air quality facilities, which can be financed through the OAQDA, include:

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Note: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) opened a docket (Case 12-2051-EL-RDR) to review interconnection rules for investor-owned utilities. The PUCO adopted amended rules for electric…

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

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

 

Advanced Energy Fund

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Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

City of Cincinnati- Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings

The City of Cincinnati offers property tax abatements for residential and commercial buildings constructed or renovated to meet LEED certification standards. The original green building tax…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Hamilton County- Home Improvement Program

The Home Improvement Program (HIP) in Hamilton County, Ohio, originally opened in 2002, and was reinstated in May 2008. The HIP loan allows homeowners in Hamilton County communities to borrow money…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Daylighting… More

 

Local Option- Special Energy Improvement Districts

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements. The amount borrowed is typically repaid via a special assessment…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

City of Cleveland- Residential Property Tax Abatement for Green Buildings

The City of Cleveland, in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office, provides a 10 to 15 year 100% tax abatement for increases in assessed real estate value for eligible residential…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Residential, Multifamily Residential, Low Income Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Qualified Energy Property Tax Exemption for Projects 250 kW or Less

Note: According to the Ohio Development Services Agency website, the owner or lessee subject to sale leaseback transaction must apply to Development Services Agency on or before December 31, 2015 …

Eligibility: Commercial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Cooperative Utilities

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

 

Qualified Energy Property Tax Exemption for Projects over 250 kW (Payment in Lieu)

Note: According to the Ohio Development Services Agency website, the owner or lessee subject to sale leaseback transaction must apply to Development Services Agency on or before December 31, 2015 …

Eligibility: Commercial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Cooperative Utilities

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

 

First Energy Ohio- Renewable Energy Credit Procurements

As part of its Electric Security Plan, FirstEnergy will periodically solicit proposals for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). Proposals are accepted for b…

Eligibility: Commercial

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

 

Energy Loan Fund

The Energy Loan Fund provides low-cost financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to Ohio-based businesses with less than 500 employees, manufacturers enrolled in the Energ…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Other EE

 

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Program (SRECs)

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) represent the renewable attributes of solar generation, bundled in minimum denominations of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of production. The legislation…

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy