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

 

Interconnection Standards

System Capacity Requirements

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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

 

Austin Energy- Residential Solar PV Rebate Program

Rebates will only be paid for approved systems installed by approved solar contractors according to the established technical requirements. All systems must conform to the utility’s equipment and…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Xcel Energy- Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program

Note that Xcel Energy provides the incentive directly to the Project Sponsor, who then determines what to do with the incentive payment. Charges vary by Project Sponsor and no incentives are paid…

Eligibility: Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher… 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

 

Farmers Electric Cooperative- Residential/Agricultural Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Farmers Electric Cooperative offers incentives for its residential and agricultural members to increase the energy efficiency of eligible homes and facilities. In order to receive rebates,…

Eligibility: Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Water Heaters, Lighting… 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- 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)

 

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVC) offers a variety of incentives to help residential customers save energy. Rebates are available for energy efficient new homes and improvements to…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Water Heaters, Heat Pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation… More

 

Denton Municipal Electric- GreenSense Solar Rebate Program

At the moment, the solar rebates have been depleted and the program is suspended until funds can be secured.

Eligibility: Construction, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

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

 

City of Sunset Valley- PV Rebate Program

The Sunset Valley rebate is $1.00 per watt (W) up to 3,000 W. In order to qualify for the Sunset Valley rebate, the system must first qualify for an Austin Energy rebate. In addition, the system…

Eligibility: Residential

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

 

AEP (Central and North)- Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

The Residential Standard Offer Program and Hard to Reach Standard Offer Program provide incentives to Project Sponsor contractors for installing energy efficiency measures at the homes of…

Eligibility: Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Water Heaters… More

 

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

 

CoServ Electric Cooperative- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

CoServ Electric Cooperative’s “Think Green Rebate Program” provides a range of incentives encouraging its residential customers to upgrade to high efficiency equipment in their homes. Rebates are…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Dishwasher, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat Pumps… 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

 

Solar Rights

In June of 2015, SB 1626 was signed into law. It provides that during the development period, the developer may only prohibit  a property owner from installing solar in developments with 50 or…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating

 

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)

 

City of Plano- Smart Energy Loan Program

Eligible properties must be owner-occupied existing residential properties to qualify for this loan program. Other requirements include being current on mortgage and property taxes, no bankruptcy…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating… 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

 

Austin Energy- Value of Solar Residential Rate

Note: In August 2014, the City Council of Austin, Texas, enacted Resolution No. 20140828, which directed program changes to the Value of Solar Tariff as follows:

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

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