CEFIA - Residential Solar PV Rebate Program (Connecticut)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Connecticut


Name CEFIA - Residential Solar PV Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-03-05
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Residential: $1.75/watt (PTC rating) for first 5 kW; $1.25/W (PTC) for next 5 kW, adjusted based on expected performance



Eligible System Size Up to 10 kW
Equipment Requirements Equipment must be new and listed on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible equipment; Inverters and installation must carry a minimum 5-year warranty; PV panels must carry a minimum 20-year warranty.
Start Date 2004-10-01
Expiration Date 2012-03-05
Funding Source Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Installation Requirements Starting March 1, 2010: applicants must participate in CEEF's Home Energy Solutions (HES) program

Installation must comply with all federal, state, and local codes;
Must be grid-connected and installed by a pre-approved contractor;
Installation must be in service territory of United Illuminating Company or Connecticut Light and Power


Maximum Incentive Residential: $15,000;

Incentives will be subject to a maximum of the customer’s average annual or expected electric usage

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remains with customer/producer


Program Budget $13.0M (from program inception to date)



Program Administrator Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)
Website http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/YourHome/SolarRebates/tabid/586/Default.aspx


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

March 2012: This program is no longer available. It has been replaced by the Residential Solar PV Investment program.

The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, now the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), solar photovoltaic (PV) program offers qualified installers monetary incentives that will be passed on to customers in the form of rebates. The program is only available to residential customers in service territories of United Illuminating Company and Connecticut Light and Power.

The rebate level for residential systems is $1.75/watt (W) (PTC rating)* for the first five kilowatts (kW) and $1.25 for the next five kW, with the payment adjusted based on expected system performance. The funding cap is $15,000 per project. Factors considered in calculating the rebate include: PV panel selection, inverter efficiency, system orientation and tilt, and shading on the site.

Participation by installers is limited to those pre-approved through a request for qualifications (RFQ) process. Installers are responsible for all paperwork necessary to obtain the rebate from the CEFIA on behalf of state residents. A list of approved installers is available on the program web site. The program operates on a rolling basis, with no specific application deadlines.

Businesses are not eligible for rebates under this program. However, businesses might be eligible for grant funding through CEFIA's On-Site Renewable Distributed Generation Program.

* PTC is the acronym for PVUSA Test Conditions.

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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Christin Cifaldi
Department Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Address 865 Brook Street
Place Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Zip/Postal Code 06067
Phone (860) 563-5851


Website http://www.ctcleanenergy.com


















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

References

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

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Rating PTC



PV Residential Max KW 10
PV Residential Max $ $15,000










PV Residential Increment 1 KW 5
PV Residential Increment 1 $/KW $1,750


PV Residential Increment 2 KW 5
PV Residential Increment 2 $/KW $1,250






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

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"