City of San Marcos - Distributed Generation Rebate Program (Texas)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name City of San Marcos - Distributed Generation Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional, open to all City of San Marcos electric utility customers
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar PV: 2.50/W up to 5,000

Wind: 1.00/W up to 5,000







Equipment Requirements Solar PV: System must be professionally designed and installed, and equipment (inverter and

modules) must be listed by California Solar Initiative (www.gosolarcalifornia.org/links/equipment_links). System must be warranted as follows: min. 20 years for solar modules, min. 5 years for inverter, min. 1 year for installation.
Wind Generators: System must be professionally designed and installed, and equipment must have UL certificate of compliance (UL 6140; UL 1741). System must be warranted as follows: min. 5 years for generator, min. 1 year for installation

Start Date 2011-10-14




Installation Requirements System must be professionally designed and installed by a City-approved contractor and must be interconnected to the City's electric distribution system.


Maximum Incentive 50% of installation cost, up to 5,000
50% of installation cost, up to 5,000










Program Administrator City of San Marcos Electric Utility
Website http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/index.aspx?page=115#Distributed Generation Rebate Program
Date added to DSIRE 2012-02-23
Last DSIRE Review 2014-09-18



References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

The City of San Marcos offers a Distributed Generation Rebate Program for the installation of grid-tied renewable energy systems. The Distributed Generation Rebate Program is offered on a first-come/first-serve basis and is open to all City of San Marcos electric utility customers with an account in good standing.


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 can exceed 50% of the system installation costs. Renewable energy systems are required to be warranted for minimum time periods as follows:


  • Installation - 1 year
  • Wind Generator - 5 years
  • PV Modules - 20 years
  • Inverter - 5 years

Rebated products must be installed within the San Marcos electric utility service area, and must remain in use at the originating address for the lifetime of the product. Should the system be removed, the customer will be billed a pro-rated amount of the original rebate based on 80% after 1 year, 60% after 2 years, 40% after 3 years, and 20% after 4 years.


Rebate funds are not applicable to used equipment, maintenance agreements, warranties, re-roofing or structural work, batteries, or leases.


Incentive Contact

Department City of San Marcos
Division Public Services, Conservation Dept.
Address 630 East Hopkins

Place San Marcos, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78666
Phone (512) 393-8310


Email SMEU_Info@sanmarcostx.gov
Website http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/index.aspx
     
     


  • 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"