Solar Rights

This law sustained a legal challenge in 2000. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of homeowners in a lawsuit filed by their homeowners association seeking to force the homeowner…

Eligibility: Residential

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

 

Solar & Wind Equipment Certification

With the exception of solar energy systems designed or installed by the final owner, systems sold or installed in Arizona must be installed by licensed solar contractors and must comply with any…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Residential, Installers/Contractors

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

 

Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit

Qualifying technologies include solar domestic water heating systems, solar swimming pool and spa heating systems, photovoltaic systems, photovoltaic phones and street lights, passive solar…

Eligibility: Residential

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

 

Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

To take advantage of these exemptions from tax, a solar energy retailer or a solar energy contractor must register with the Arizona Department of Revenue prior to selling or installing solar…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

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

 

Sulphur Springs Valley EC- SunWatts Rebate Program

SSVEC’s rebate program can be combined with their loan program.

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

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

 

Maricopa Assn. of Governments- PV and Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards

In an effort to promote uniformity, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) approved standard procedures for securing necessary electrical/building permits for residential (single-family) and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Interconnection Guidelines

The state’s utilities independently developed interconnection agreements for distributed generation (DG) prior to the ACC’s ongoing proceeding to establish statewide standards. The Salt River…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

SRP- Net Metering

Note: Salt River Project (SRP) modified its existing net-metering program for residential customers in February 2015. These changes are effective with the April 2015 billing cycle.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Low Income Residential

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

 

Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption

A “solar energy device” for the purpose of this incentive is defined as “a system or series of mechanisms designed primarily to provide heating, to provide cooling, to produce electrical power, t…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

City of Scottsdale- Green Building Incentives

Incentives include expedited plan review, green building inspections, lectures, workshops, a homeowner’s manual, recognition on the city web site, and free promotional green building materials,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Photovoltaics, Daylighting, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters… More

 

Solar Construction Permitting Standards

Municipalities and counties in Arizona may no longer require a stamp from a professional engineer to approve a solar system installation, which can raise the cost of a permit, unless such a…

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

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Town of Buckeye- Green Building Incentive

The program’s goals are to reduce the carbon footprint of dwelling units during construction and after; by using sustainable building structural systems, techniques and appliances for both the…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting… More

 

Net Metering

Eligibility and Availability

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

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

 

City of Tucson- Solar Design Requirement for Homes

To comply with this requirement, new homes must either have a complete solar water heating system installed or comply with one of two solar stub-out options. Option one requires the installation…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Mohave Electric Cooperative- Renewable Energy Incentive Program

Mohave Electric Cooperative provides incentives for its customers to install renewable energy systems on their homes and businesses. Mohave Electric Cooperative will provide rebates for…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government

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

 

Maricopa County- Renewable Energy Systems Zoning Ordinance

The Maricopa County Zoning Ordinance contains provisions for siting renewable energy systems. The ordinance defines renewable energy as “energy derived primarily from sources other than fossil…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative- SunWatts Rebate Program

Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative is providing rebates to for the purchase of renewable energy systems through its SunWatts program. Photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy systems 10 kilowatts (kW) or less can receive an upfront rebate of $1.00 per watt, up to 40% of the system’s cost. Solar water heating systems can receive a rebate of $0.75 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of estimated energy savings in the first year. PV and wind systems larger than 10 kW and other renewable energy types may be eligible for a performance-based incentive awarded on a competitive basis.

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

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

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy