Renewable Energy Rebate Program - Commercial (Virginia)
Last modified on June 1, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Rebate Program - Commercial|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Nonprofit|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| PV: 2.00/W for first 10 kW (CEC-AC)*, 1.75/W for next 10 kW (11-20 kW), 1.50/W for next 10 kW (21 to 30 kW), 1.25/W for next 10 kW (31 to 40 kW), 1.00/W for each additional Watt up to 200 kW.|
Solar thermal (water and air): 1,000/kW-equivalent
|Eligible System Size||Not specified|
|Equipment Requirements|| Solar PV must meet UL, IEEE, and NEC requirements|
Solar Water Heaters must be SRCC OG-100 certified
|Installation Requirements|| All equipment must be installed by qualified contractors with a valid Virginia contractor's license that are registered with the Virginia Dept of Taxation. |
Ground mounted PV systems > 60 kW are subject to review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
|Maximum Incentive|| PV: 225,000|
Solar thermal (water and air): not specified
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits|| Remains with customer.
|Program Budget|| $15 million total (Round II funding is $3.5 Million only)
|Program Administrator||Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy|
As of March 24, 2010, the reservation period for the second round of funding is closed. Additional rounds of funding are not anticipated.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME) is utilizing up to $15 million over three years to provide rebates on solar thermal heating, solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and small wind systems. The funding was made available from the State Energy Program allocation from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The two-step application includes a rebate reservation request. This request is made via the online submission portal found at the DMME's website. Rebate recipients are subject to audits and certification. Applicants will be required to submit documentation of work in addition to the completed reservation form and rebate application. In general, all applicants are required to comply with local, state and federal building, fire and safety codes and are responsible for obtaining building permits (as required) or other permits/documentation that may be required (in the case of historical structures or in the case that their project will be subject to review under the National Environmental Policy Act).
Interested applicants must read through the Terms and Conditions carefully, as there are many additional requirements and stipulations to consider.
*CEC-AC is a system's capacity rating based on PVUSA Test Conditions (PTC) and inverter efficiency.
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.
Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives
|PV Rating|| CEC-AC
|PV Commercial Max $||$225,000|
|PV Non-profit Max $|| $225,000
|PV Commercial Increment 1 KW||10|
|PV Commercial Increment 1 $/KW||$2,000|
|PV Non-profit Increment 1 $/KW||$2,000|
|PV Commercial Increment 2 KW||10|
|PV Commercial Increment 2 $/KW||$1,750|
|PV Non-profit Increment 2 $/KW||$1,750|
|PV Increment 3 KW||10|
|PV Commercial Increment 3 $/KW||$1,500|
|PV Non-profit Increment 3 $/KW||$1,500|
|PV Increment 4KW||10|
|PV Commercial Increment 4 $/KW||$1,250|
|PV Non-profit Increment 4 $/KW||$1,250|
Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives
|SWH Commercial $/unit||$1,000|
|SWH Non-profit $/unit||$1,000|
|SWH Size/output Unit|| kW-equivalent
Rebates Grants Solar Space Heating Incentives
|SSH Commercial $/unit||$1,000|
|SSH Non-profit $/unit||$1,000|
|SSH Size/output Unit|| kW-equivalent
Rebates Grants Wind Incentives
|Wind Commercial $/KW||$1,500|
|Wind Non-profit $/KW||$1,500|
|Wind Rating|| DC