Austin Energy - Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program (Texas)
Last modified on January 5, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Austin Energy - Commercial Solar PV Incentive Program|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Fed. Government, Institutional|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|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|
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.
|Contact Name||Program Information - AE Commercial Solar Program|
|Address||811 Barton Springs Road, 3rd Floor|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.