Local Small Wind Rebate Programs (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado


Name Local Small Wind Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 2/W - 3/W (varies by utility)




Equipment Requirements All systems must have a minimum 5-year warranty on major system components and installation, with the exception of batteries, for which a minimum 2-year warranty is required

Inverters must be UL approved



Installation Requirements Systems must be grid-tied and net-metered by the participating utility


Maximum Incentive 5,000 - 10,000 (varies by utility)

50% of the system cost
Rebates will be limited to the first 10 kW of a system



Program Budget Each utility has received a $25,000 matching grant from the Governor's Energy Office. Each utility must contribute at least $25,000 of their own funds to the program



Program Administrator Governor's Energy Office
Website http://www.colorado.gov/energy/renewables/small-wind-incentive.asp


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The Governor's Energy Office (GEO) provided matching grants to three electric cooperatives and one municipal electric utility to provide rebates for small wind to their local businesses and residents. The GEO established some basic rules but gave the participating administrators flexibility to modify their programs to best suit their customer's needs. In general, rebates will be limited to the first 10 kW of a system and may not exceed 50% of the installed system cost. Recipients of the incentive must also meet some basic efficiency requirements designed by the participating administrators. The participants providing small wind rebates at this time are:

  • 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 Residential % Max 50%
PV Commercial % Max 50%



PV Residential Max $ $10,000
PV Commercial Max $ $10,000



















Rebates Grants Wind Incentives

Wind Residential $/KW $3
Wind Commercial $/KW $3
Wind Non-profit $/KW $3
Wind Rating DC
Wind Residential % Max 50%
Wind Commercial % Max 50%
Wind Non-profit % Max 50%



Wind Residential Max $ $10,000
Wind Commercial Max $ $10,000
Wind Non-profit Max $ $10,000
















  • 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)"