Renewable Energy Rebate Program - Commercial (Virginia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virginia

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
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
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
Wind: 1,500/kW rated capacity





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
Small wind systems must have documented power curves
All equipment must be new.






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).
Small wind systems must be installed in areas classified as Class 2 or greater wind resources (AWS Truewind wind map for VA). Installations in Class 1 wind regions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Wind power systems greater than 20 kW are subject to review under NEPA.



Maximum Incentive PV: 225,000

Solar thermal (water and air): not specified
Wind: 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
Website http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/ARRA-Public/SolarWindProgram.shtml
Date added to DSIRE 2009-10-02
Last DSIRE Review 2010-04-18



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

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.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

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







































  • 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)"