Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Commercial Solar Water Heating Incentive Program (North Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Commercial Solar Water Heating Incentive Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 20/MWh equivalent (3,412,000 BTUs) for 10 years







Start Date 2009-07-06


















Program Administrator Progress Energy
Website https://www.progress-energy.com/carolinas/business/save-energy-money/sunsense/solar-water-heating.page
Date added to DSIRE 2009-07-14
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-14
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2012-12-14


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Progress Energy Carolinas (PEC) is offering an incentive for their non-residential customers in North Carolina to install solar water heating systems. PEC will pay $20 for each renewable energy credit (RECs*) generated by the solar water heating system for a period of 10 years. One REC represents one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity produced (or in the case of solar water heating, one MWh avoided) by a renewable energy source. North Carolina utilities are subject to the state's Renewables and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Utilities can demonstrate compliance with the REPS by purchasing RECs. Purchasing RECs from their commercial customers' solar water heating systems will help PEC meet the requirements of the REPS.

To be eligible for the incentive, rooftop-mounted solar water heating systems must be installed in North Carolina or South Carolina on real property owned by a non-residential customer of PEC, and must have between 1,200 and 4,000 square feet of collector area (roughly 30 to 100 solar thermal panels). Systems owned and operated by a third-party on a PEC customer's property are also eligible for the incentive. To participate, PEC customers must first submit an application. PEC maintains sole discretion to accept, accept with conditions, or reject any application for any reason. If the application is approved, PEC will provide the applicant with a program contract. Customers must install a BTU meter on the system and provide readings to PEC for payment.


  • One REC is equivalent to 3,412,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs)


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Commercial Solar Water Heating Program
Department Progress Energy

Address PO Box 1981 TPP 8

Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27601-1981



Email PECbizsolar@pgnmail.com
Website http://www.progress-energy.com/sunsense
     
     


















  • 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)"

Production Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Commercial Min Size 1,200
SWH Commercial Max Size 4,000
SWH Commercial Size Unit sf











SWH Commercial Performance-based incentive $/KWh $0.02
SWH Non-profit Performance-based incentive $/KWh $0.02

SWH Commercial Number of Years Applies 10


  • 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)"