Leasing Program

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A few electric utilities offer leasing programs for prospective customers in remote areas, especially if the cost of extending electric distribution lines to the customer’s home or facility would be expensive. Through these programs, customers may lease from the utility a system that generates electricity, such as a photovoltaic (PV) system. In some cases, the customer may choose to purchase the system after a specified period of time.cases, the customer may choose to purchase the system after a specified period of time. [1]


Leasing Program Incentives

Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active
Big Country Electric Coop - PV Water Pump Sales & Lease Program (Texas) Leasing Program Texas Commercial
Residential
Agricultural
Photovoltaics No
CCEF - CT Solar Lease (Connecticut) Leasing Program Connecticut Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Photovoltaics No
Carbon Power & Light - Photovoltaic Leasing Program (Wyoming) Leasing Program Wyoming Commercial
Residential
Agricultural
Photovoltaics No
Commonwealth's Energy Leasing Program (Virginia) Leasing Program Virginia Institutional
State Government
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Custom/Others pending approval
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Equipment Insulation
Lighting
Motors
Siding
Windows
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Geothermal Electric
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Photovoltaics
Solar Thermal Electric
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
Commonwealth's Master Equipment Leasing Program (Virginia) Leasing Program Virginia Institutional
State Government
Energy Storage Yes
Energy-Efficiency Lease Program (Mississippi) Leasing Program Mississippi Institutional
Local Government
Schools
State Government
Boilers
Building Insulation
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Custom/Others pending approval
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Lighting
Windows
Yes
Exploration and Development of Oil and Gas on School and Public Lands (Nebraska) Leasing Program Nebraska Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Natural Gas Yes
Geothermal Resources on State Lands (Montana) Leasing Program Montana Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Tribal Government
Utility
Geothermal Electric Yes
Hydroelectric Resources on State Lands (Montana) Leasing Program Montana Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Tribal Government
Utility
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Yes
Leasing of State Property (Indiana) Leasing Program
Siting and Permitting
Indiana Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Fuel Distributor
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Utility
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Yes
Management and Use of Public Lands (Virginia) Leasing Program
Siting and Permitting
Virginia Commercial
Construction
Developer
Industrial
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Systems Integrator
Tribal Government
Utility
Biomass/Biogas
Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Solar Photovoltaics
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Yes
PV Leasing Program (New Mexico) Leasing Program New Mexico Photovoltaics No
Plumas-Sierra REC - Geothermal and Photovoltaic Leasing Program (California) Leasing Program California Residential Photovoltaics
Ground Source Heat Pumps
No
Santa Clara Water & Sewer - Solar Water Heating Program (California) Leasing Program California Commercial
Local Government
Residential
Solar Pool Heating
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Water Heat
Yes
Wind Agreements (Nebraska) Leasing Program Nebraska Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Wind energy Yes

All Leasing Programs

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary