Oncor Electric Delivery - Solar Photovoltaic Standard Offer Program (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Oncor Electric Delivery - Solar Photovoltaic Standard Offer Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional, Must be an Oncor Customer|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||538.79/kW-AC + 0.41/kWh-AC|
|Eligible System Size|| Residential: 1 kW-DC to 10 kW-DC|
Non-residential: minimum 1 kW DC
|Equipment Requirements||The solar system must be new; Modules must be certified to UL-1703 standards|
|Installation Requirements||All solar photovoltaic system installations must obtain appropriate local building permits and pass all required local inspections, and must be in full compliance with the National Electric Code. Work must be performed in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local codes and standardsp; The solar array azimuth must be within +/- 20 degrees of south; The tilt angle must be between 0 (horizontal) and latitude + 15 degrees|
|Maximum Incentive||20% of the most recent funding allocation|
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits||Customer initially, but Oncor reserves right to claim RECs produced by rebated systems at a later date|
|Program Administrator||Oncor Electric Delivery|
|Date added to DSIRE||2008-12-09|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-09-18|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Note: The application period for 2015 projects opens on December 1, 2014.
Oncor Electric Delivery offers rebates to its customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings.* Oncor customers of all rate classes (e.g., residential, commercial) are eligible to participate in the program. The term "customer" means "the entity with financial responsibility for paying the electric bill for the meter behind which the distributed solar energy equipment is to be installed." Rebates may be assigned to the customer, a service provider, or a third party.
In 2014, rebates are a one-time payment of $538.79 per kilowatt (kW)-AC and $0.41 per kilowatt hour (kWh)-AC for both residential and non-residential customers (e.g., businesses, governments, nonprofits, etc.). Under this incentive scheme, a typical 5.3 kW residential rooftop PV system can earn a total rebate of approximately $8,600.
The maximum rebate is equivalent to 20% of the most recent funding allocation. Individual systems must be 1 kW or larger, unless they are to be used by schools for educational purposes. In addition, systems may not be sized to produce energy in excess of that required to meet annual on-site energy consumption. Customers may only apply for one rebate per point of service, as defined by a unique meter ESI-ID number. Customers with multiple points of service are therefore permitted to apply for multiple rebates, subject to a 20% maximum rebate cap and other program limits (e.g., limits on total incentives available to a single customer).
Systems must be new, connected to the grid on the customer side of the meter and meet all applicable code and utility interconnection requirements. All installations must be performed by service providers who meet specific program eligibility requirements. Service providers are also subject to ongoing quality assurance standards and are required to attend technical training sessions. Installations may be subject to a variety of inspection and performance monitoring requirements in the short- and long-term. System owners will initially retain title to renewable energy certificates (RECs) produced by their system. However, Oncor reserves the right to claim RECs produced by rebated systems at a later time.
For more information, visit the program website.
- The Oncor program began as a pilot program in 2009 and provided rebates in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Oncor pays incentives to eligible Service Providers who market, sell/lease, and install solar photovoltaic systems to commercial and residential customers served by Oncor.
** Oncor reserves the right to raise the incentive cap if the total amount of incentives for reserved projects is not sufficient to meet the program incentive budget.
|Contact Name||Kristy Tyra|
|Division||Solar PV Standard Offer Program|
|Address||1616 Woodall Rodgers 5M027|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.