Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility - Renewable Energy Rebates (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility - Renewable Energy Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar-thermal systems: 30/sq. foot of collector area;

PV systems: 2-3/projected annual kWh;
Wind-energy systems: Varies based on expected system performance;
Site assessments: 75% of fee;
Repairs to existing systems: 50% of project cost





Eligible System Size Wind and PV systems: 20 kW or less

Equipment Requirements Solar-thermal equipment must be certified by the SRCC and backed by an extended warranty; wind energy systems must come from a list of accepted models.





Installation Requirements Solar equipment should be installed by an experienced solar contractor. All electrically-operated components must meet applicable safety requirements of the NEC.


Maximum Incentive Solar-thermal systems: lesser of 3,500 or 35% of project cost;

PV systems: 10,000;
Wind-energy systems: lesser of 10,000 or 25% of project cost;
Site assessments: 375;
Repairs to existing systems: 2,500











Program Administrator WPPI Energy
Website http://www.wppienergy.org/recustomerincentive
Date added to DSIRE 2009-01-23
Last DSIRE Review 2011-01-01



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Rebates for renewable-energy systems are available to residential and small commercial customers of some WPPI Energy utilities, including Maquoketa Municipal Electric Utility. Customers must reside in the service territory of the participating utility, and the system must be installed on the customer's property. Projects must be approved by the utility before installation.

The following technologies generally qualify for a cash rebate:

Residential Solar Water-Heating Systems For new systems using electricity as the backup water-heating fuel, eligible customers will receive a rebate of $30 per square foot of collector area. Systems using propane, natural gas, or fuel oil as the backup water-heating fuel are not eligible for a rebate. The maximum award is the lesser of $3,500 or 35% of project cost.

Solar-Thermal Heating Systems Rebates are available for solar-thermal heating systems for buildings that use electricity as their primary heat source. (Electric space heating must provide more than 50% of the building’s space-heating needs.) Eligible customers will receive a rebate of $30 per square foot of collector area. The maximum award is the lesser of $3,500 or 35% of project cost.

Photovoltaic (PV) Systems For rack-mounted or building-integrated PV systems rated 20 kilowatts (kW) or less, eligible customers may receive a one-time rebate based on estimated annual electricity production, calculated using the "PV Watts" program developed by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). A rebate of $3 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is available for systems incorporated into new construction. A rebate of $2.50 per kWh is available for systems on existing buildings if the system is installed by a NABCEP-certified installer. The rebate is $2 per kWh for systems on existing buildings if the system is not installed by a NABCEP-certified installer. The maximum incentive is $10,000. For planned grid-connected systems, the local electric utility must approve system interconnection prior to installation.

Small Wind-Energy Systems For qualifying wind-energy systems rated 20 kW or less, eligible customers may receive a rebate of up to the lesser of $10,000 or 25% of system costs. The actual rebate level may be lower than 25% of system costs depending on expected system performance. For planned grid-connected systems, the local electric utility must approve system interconnection prior to installation.

Site Assessments Eligible customers will receive a rebate covering 75% of a site assessment if a renewable-energy system is feasible. The maximum rebate for feasibility studies is $375. Site assessments must be performed by a certified site assessor.

Repairs of Existing Systems For service and repairs to existing solar water-heating systems, PV systems and wind-energy systems, owners will receive a rebate equal to 50% of the cost of service and repairs, with a maximum incentive of $2,500. This includes routine maintenance, as well as major system repairs.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Eric Kostecki
Department WPPI Energy

Address 1425 Corporate Center Drive

Place Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53590-9109
Phone (800) 255-9774 Ext:4549


Email ekostecki@wppienergy.org
Website http://www.wppienergy.org/
     
     

  • 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 Rating DC










PV Residential Performance-based incentive $/KWh $2.50
PV Commercial Performance-based incentive $/KWh $2.50
PV Non-profit Performance-based incentive $/KWh $2.50

PV Performance-based incentive Feed-in tariff Max KW 20
PV Residential Performance-based incentive Feed-in tariff Max $ $10,000
PV Commercial Performance-based incentive Feed-in tariff Max $ $10,000
PV Non-profit Performance-based incentive Feed-in tariff Max $ $10,000

PV Number of Years Applies 1
























Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $3,500
SWH Commercial Max $ $3,500
SWH Non-profit Max $ $3,500
SWH Residential % Max 35%
SWH Commercial % Max 35%
SWH Non-profit % Max 35%
SWH Residential $/unit $30
SWH Commercial $/unit $30
SWH Non-profit $/unit $30
SWH Size/output Unit sf






Rebates Grants Solar Space Heating Incentives

SSH Residential $/unit $30
SSH Commercial $/unit $30
SSH Non-profit $/unit $30
SSH Size/output Unit sf
SSH Residential % Max 35%
SSH Commercial % Max 35%
SSH Non-profit % Max 35%





SSH Residential Max $ $3,500
SSH Commercial Max $ $3,500
SSH Non-profit Max $ $3,500


Rebates Grants Wind Incentives

Wind Rating DC
Wind Residential % Max 25%
Wind Commercial % Max 25%
Wind Non-profit % Max 25%


Wind Residential Max KW 20
Wind Commercial Max KW 20
Wind Residential Max $ $10,000
Wind Commercial Max $ $10,000
Wind Non-profit Max $ $10,000





Wind Performance-based incentive Feed-in tariff Max KW 20























  • 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)"