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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Austin Energy - Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Fed. Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.09/kWh

Eligible System Size Up to 200 kW (AC)

Maximum Incentive 80% of the PV system invoice cost or terms stated in Letter of Intent

Terms 10-year locked term
Program Administrator Austin Energy
Date added to DSIRE 2010-02-12
Last DSIRE Review 2014-06-23

References DSIRE[1]


Austin Energy offers a performance-based incentive to customers with a commercial account number for electricity generated by qualifying photovoltaic (PV) systems of up to 200 kilowatts (kW)-AC. The incentive rate is currently set at $0.09 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) locked for a 10-year term, but the maximum incentive cannot exceed 80% of the PV system invoice cost. Systems rated up to 20 kW-AC are also eligible for net metering.

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 warranty, all inverters must have a 10-year manufacturer warranty, and all systems must have a 10-year installer's warranty. Licensed electrical contractors must obtain the appropriate permits and perform all electrical connections.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - AE Commercial Solar Program
Department Austin Energy

Address 811 Barton Springs Road, 3rd Floor

Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78704
Phone (512) 482-5346


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"