NY-Sun Solar PV Competitive Program (New York)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||NY-Sun Solar PV Competitive Program|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Construction, Installer/Contractor|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Anaerobic Digestion|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Depends on the bid amount|
|Eligible System Size|| Minimum: 200 kW |
Maximum: Must be sized to produce no more than 110% of historic or calculated on-site energy use
|Equipment Requirements|| PV modules must meet IEEE and UL 1703 standards, |
Inverters must be listed on the NY PSC certified equipment listing
|Expiration Date|| Overall Program: 12/31/2015 |
Current Solicitation: 08/29/2013
|Funding Source||System Benefit Charge|
|Installation Requirements|| PV systems should be installed in NYISO load zones A through J and Biogas facilities must be located in load zones G through J. |
System must be grid connected and installed behind the electricity meter of a single customer.
|Maximum Incentive|| 6 million per applicant |
3 million per project site
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits||NYSERDA|
|Program Budget||$106,900,000 (2013)|
|Terms||Incentive payments last up to 3 years|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Note: The deadline for submitting proposal for the program expired on August 29, 2013. NYSERDA is no longer accepting additional proposals at this time.
NY-Sun Solar PV Competitive Program is a part of the New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Customer- Sited Tier program. The program is designed to encourage development of PV and Renewable Bio-gas electric generation facilities through competitively awarding of contracts for electric generation of size greater than 200 kW.
Applicants must submit a bid to NYSERDA as a $/kWh incentive request. The proposals will be ranked in order of incentive bid and the awards will be granted from lowest to highest of the bid amount. The award will include two up-front payments and three performance payments. Up-front payment is calculated by multiplying the bid amount times the amount of KWh the project is expected to produce over 3 years. Capacity factor of 11% for PV and 75% for Renewable Biogas will be used in this calculation. Performance payment is calculated based on the amount of actual kWh produced by the site during each 3 year of its operation. Additional incentive of factor 1.15 will be added to the performance incentive if the site is project is located in identified Strategic Location. The amount of incentive is capped to $3 million per project site and $6 million per applicant. Under Program Opportunity Notice (PON) 2589, $106 million is available for the year 2013.
The eligibility for project installation is specific to different geographical regions called “load zones”. Customer-sited PV program incentive is available in load zones A through J, and Renewable Biogas fueled electric generation projects in load zones G through J. The amount of funding available for each of the load zone is specified on a per calendar basis. Projects funded through System Benefit Charge (SBC) funding and systems installed prior to the issuance of contract are not eligible for funding.
|Contact Name||Pete Savio|
|Place||Albany, New York|
|Phone||(518) 862-1090 Ext:3554|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.