Rochester Public Utilities - Solar Rebate Program (Minnesota)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Rochester Public Utilities - Solar Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| PV: 0.50 per watt |
Solar Water Heating: 15 per square foot of collector area
|Eligible System Size||PV: Between 0.5 kW and 10 kW|
|Equipment Requirements|| PV: Equipment must be new. PV modules must be certified, meeting the most current edition of Underwriters Laboratory Standard 1703 (UL1703) and must have a 20 year or greater manufacturer's performance warranty. Inverters must be certified as meeting the current edition of Underwriters Laboratory Standard 1741(UL1741) and come with a minimum five-year manufacturer's warranty.|
|Maximum Incentive|| PV: 5,000 |
Solar Water Heating: 1,200
|Program Administrator||Rochester Public Utilities|
|Date added to DSIRE||2010-09-08|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-06-26|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Rochester Public Utilities provides incentives for residential and commercial customers to install photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems. Qualifying PV systems can earn $0.50 per watt while eligible solar water heating systems can earn $15 per square foot of collector area. Systems must fully comply with equipment and installation requirements set forth by RPU.
In order to obtain eligibility, customers must agree to a net-metering and interconnection contract with Rochester Public Utilities. An energy audit must also be performed prior to system installation and results shared with RPU. Incentives are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. RPU obtains the right to withdraw the program at any time without notice.
|Contact Name||Customer Service RPU|
|Department||Rochester Public Utilities|
|Address||4000 East River Road NE|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.