Solar and Wind Energy Device Franchise Tax Deduction

Both taxable capital and a company’s income are taxed under the franchise tax, which is Texas’s equivalent to a corporate tax.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

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

 

Solar and Wind Energy Business Franchise Tax Exemption

For the purposes of this exemption, a solar energy device means “a system or series of mechanisms designed primarily to provide heating or cooling or to produce electrical or mechanical power by…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

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

 

Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption

Solar energy devices installed or constructed on or after January 1, 2014, used for a commercial purpose are subject to the cost method of appraisal, and the depreciated value must be calculated …

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

Austin Energy- Net Metering

Austin Energy, the municipal utility of Austin Texas, offers net metering to its non-residential retail electricity customers for renewable energy systems up to 20 kilowatts (kW). Austin Energy o…

Eligibility: Commercial

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

 

Interconnection Standards

System Capacity Requirements

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

Austin Energy- Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

The Austin Energy Multi-Family Program provides cash incentives to owners, developers, and property managers of apartments and other multi-family properties for making energy efficiency…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors… More

 

Denton Municipal Electric- GreenSense Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Denton Municipal Electric pays residential and small commercial customers to reduce energy demand and consumption in order to reduce the utility bills of DME customers, reduce peak load, reduce…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Water Heaters, Heat Pumps, Air conditioners… More

 

City of Austin- Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

Building Codes

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

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

 

CPS Energy- Solar PV Rebate Program

On an individual basis, rebate eligibility will be determined by a pre-inspection of the site. In order to ensure that rebated systems are efficient, safe, and productive, numerous equipment and …

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Oncor Electric Delivery- Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program

Oncor provides incentives to Service Providers who install approved energy efficiency measures in business, government, nonprofit, and worship facilities in Oncor’s service area. Service providers can include energy service companies (ESCOs), energy consultants, contractors, individual customers, and retail electric providers. Generally, incentives are paid based on the kW and kWh saved and verified through a measurement and verification process. However, certain types of improvement projects have been assigned pre-determined “deemed savings” estimates by the Texas Public Utilities…

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors… More

 

Oncor Electric Delivery- Solar Photovoltaic Standard Offer Program

Rebate Amount

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative- Renewable Energy Rebates

In order to qualify for a rebate, systems must be new and meet a variety of equipment, warranty, and installation requirements that vary by technology. All units must be installed by a program ap…

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

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

AEP Texas Central Company- SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program

Rebates

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

AEP Texas North Company- SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program

Rebates

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Austin Energy- Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program

In order to qualify for this program, PV modules must be new and be listed on the California Energy Commission’s Go Solar web site. In addition, all solar panels must have a 20-year manufacturer …

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Federal Government… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Green Mountain Energy Renewable Rewards Program

Eligibility and Availability

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

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

 

El Paso Electric Company- Solar PV Pilot Program

All incentives are offered at $0.75/watt-dc. Rebates may be assigned to the customer, a service provider, or a third party. The 2015 program budget is $212,500. Past program budgets were: $141,30…

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

City of Brenham- Net Metering

The ordinance includes a standard form interconnection application and agreement as well as standard riders. Customers must provide all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality…

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Wind (Small), Other Distributed Generation Technologies… More

 

City of Houston- Property Tax Abatement for Green Commercial Buildings

Abatement Amount

Eligibility: Commercial

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

 

City of Austin- Zoning Code

The Zoning Code also allows for preservation plans in historic districts to incorporate sustainability measures such as solar technologies and other energy generation and efficiency measures.

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

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Yes; specific technologies not identified

 

CoServ- Solar Energy Rebate

Interested customers are encouraged to contact the utility for more details before making investment decisions.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of San Marcos- Distributed Generation Rebate Program

Qualifying Solar PV systems are eligible for a $2.50 per Watt (W) rebate up to $5,000. Qualifying Wind Generation systems are eligible for a $1.00 per W rebate up to $5,000. Neither rebate amount…

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

TXU- Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

TXU offers a variety of rebates to business customers who sign up for or renew a 12 month contract with TXU. Rebates are available for HVAC equipment, lighting, programmable thermostats, vending…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat Pumps… More

 

El Paso Electric- Net Metering

Eligibility and Availability

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

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

 

San Antonio City Public Service (CPS Energy)- Net Metering

Net metering is available to customers of CPS Energy. There is no aggregate capacity limit or maximum system size. There are also no commissioning fees or facilities charges for customers.

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

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of Fort Worth- Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

Fort Worth Energy Sustainability Program

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building

 

City of Houston- Residential and Commercial Green Building Requirements

In 2014, the City Council of Houston passed Ordinance No. 2014-5, requiring new residential construction to exceed the energy efficiency requirements under the 2009 International Energy Conservat…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building

 

Garland Power and Light Solar Rebate Program

A utility bill credit is available to encourage Garland Power and Light (GP&L) customers to install solar photovoltaic panels that meet the minimum requirements of the program. Please check the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Federal Government, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy