Renewable Energy Rebate Program - Residential (Virginia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virginia

Name Renewable Energy Rebate Program - Residential
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
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: 2,000/kW (CEC-AC)

Solar thermal (air and water): 1,000/kW-equivalent
Wind: 1,500/kW rated capacity





Eligible System Size PV: 10 kW

Solar thermal (air and water): not specified
Wind: 10 kW


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






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. 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.


Maximum Incentive PV: 20,000

Solar thermal (air and water): not specified
Wind: 15,000


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits To be determined


Program Budget $15 million





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 (up to 10 kW for residential), and for small wind systems (up to 10 kW for residential). 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).

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 Residential $/KW $2,000


PV Rating CEC-AC





PV Residential Max KW 10

PV Residential Max $ $20,000




































Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential $/unit $1,000


SWH Size/output Unit kW-equivalent






Rebates Grants Solar Space Heating Incentives

SSH Residential $/unit $1,000


SSH Size/output Unit kW-equivalent












Rebates Grants Wind Incentives

Wind Residential $/KW $1,500


Wind Rating DC





Wind Residential Max KW 10

Wind Residential Max $ $15,000































  • 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)"