Austin Utilities - Solar Rebate Program (Minnesota)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Austin Utilities - Solar Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| PV: 50¢ per watt |
Solar Water Heating: 15 per square foot net aperture
|Eligible System Size||PV: 0.5 kW - 10 kW|
|Equipment Requirements|| PV: Must be new, UL-listed, in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards|
Inverters must carry a minimum 5-year warranty
|Installation Requirements|| Systems must be installed by a licensed, qualified professional|
An energy audit must be conducted prior to installation
|Maximum Incentive|| PV: 5,000 |
Solar Water Heating: 1,200
|Program Administrator||Austin Utilities|
|Date added to DSIRE||2010-09-10|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-09-17|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Austin Utilities provides incentives for their residential and commercial customers to install photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems. Qualifying PV systems can earn 50¢ per watt; eligible solar water heating systems can earn $15 per square foot of collector area. Incentives are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Austin Utilities obtains the right to withdraw the program at any time without notice.
In order to obtain eligibility, customers must agree to a net-metering and interconnection contract with Austin Utilities. An energy audit must be performed prior to system installation and results shared with Austin Utilities.
Application forms with additional information are available on the program web site.
|Contact Name||Customer Service - AU|
|Address||400 4th Street NE|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.