Denton Municipal Electric - GreenSense Solar Rebate Program (Texas)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Denton Municipal Electric - GreenSense Solar Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 1.50 per AC watt (based on the calculated expected performance of the system)

Solar Water Heater: 50% of invoice







Equipment Requirements PV: all equipment must be new when purchased with 5-year warranty and meet all applicable national, local, and manufacturers' codes and specifications

Solar Water Heaters must preheat water for a permanently installed electric water heater

Start Date 2009-01-01




Installation Requirements Installers and contractors must be registered with DME


Maximum Incentive PV: 30,000 (not to exceed 50% of invoice cost)

Solar Water Heater: 300 per unit


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not specified








Program Administrator Denton Municipal Electric
Website http://www.cityofdenton.com/departments-services/departments-a-f/denton-municipal-electric/customer-programs/greensense-rebates
Date added to DSIRE 2009-07-01
Last DSIRE Review 2014-09-16



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


Summary

Denton Municipal Electric (DME) offers rebates to its electric customers for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems. The solar rebates are designed for residential and small commercial customers and are available for both existing buildings and new construction. Applicants must be a home or rental property owner.


The following requirements apply to the PV rebate:


  • Applicant must contact Program Manager to receive Interconnection Agreement, Application for Interconnection Packet, and GreenSense PV Rebate Agreement.
  • All applications are processed on a case by case basis.
  • Structures will only qualify for this rebate once.
  • Documents must be completed and approved PRIOR to installation of the photovoltaic system. Post inspections by DME and the City of Denton Building Inspections Department are required on all installations before issuance of the rebate.

The following requirements apply to the solar water heater rebate:


  • Solar water heater must be sized to accommodate a family of four, at minimum.
  • Solar water heater must preheat water for an electric water heater that is permanently installed at the structure.
  • Solar water heater must have permanently installed electric backup.
  • Structures will only qualify for this rebate once per 12-month period.
  • Applications must be completed and approved PRIOR to installation of the solar water heating system. Post-inspections by DME and the City of Denton Building Inspections Department are required on all installations before issuance of the rebate.

Failure to follow these or other requirements of the City of Denton Building Inspections Division may render the system ineligible for the incentive and the system will not be allowed to interconnect with the DME electrical grid. Requests for payment must be received by DME within 30 days of installation. Credits will be made to the electric utility accounts of electric utility retail customers that purchase the qualified equipment. Participating builders that install qualified systems will receive a cash payment. All installations must be for accounts served by DME and must meet all applicable national, local, and manufacturers’ codes and specifications.

The DME Application for Interconnection and the DME interconnection Agreement detail specific requirements for this rebate.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name DME GreenSense Program
Department Denton Municipal Electric

Address 1659 Spencer Road

Place Denton, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 76205
Phone (940) 349-7137




     
     


  • 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"