City of San Marcos - Distributed Generation Rebate Program (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|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|
|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.
|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|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
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.
|Department||City of San Marcos|
|Division||Public Services, Conservation Dept.|
|Address||630 East Hopkins|
|Place||San Marcos, Texas|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.