TEP - Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program (Arizona)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Arizona

Name TEP - Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Incentives for PV may be de-rated based on expected performance

Residential grid-tied PV: $0.10/W-DC
Residential Solar Water Heating and Space Heating: $0.40/kWh-equivalent





Eligible System Size PV: Minimum size is 1.2 kW.

Equipment Requirements Photovoltaic modules must be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty of at least 20 years

Solar thermal systems must be certified to SRCC OG-300 standards




Funding Source RES Surchage




Maximum Incentive Residential PV: 50% of system cost. Systems greater than 30 kW DC will receive incentives on the first 30 kW DC only.

Residential Solar Water Heating and Space Heating: $1,750


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits TEP








Program Administrator Tucson Electric Power
Website https://www.tep.com/Renewable/
Date added to DSIRE 2001-05-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-02-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2013-02-13


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Note: The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently approved modifications to this program. The up-front incentive for residential photovoltaics (PV) has been reduced to $0.10 per watt, all commercial incentives have been suspended, the incentive for solar water heating has been reduced to $0.40 per equivalent kilowatt-hour (kWh), and incentives for all non-solar renewable energy technologies have been suspended.

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) created the SunShare Program in 2001 to encourage residential and business customers to install new photovoltaic (PV) equipment. TEP transitioned away from their original incentive structure for PV and added incentives for a variety of other technologies in May 2008 under the new Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program (RECPP). The program was substantially changed again in 2013 by eliminating all commercial incentives and all incentives for non-solar renewable energy technologies. TEP offers these incentives in exchange for the renewable energy certificates they generate. Available incentives as of February 2013 are as follows:

  • Residential PV (grid-tied): $0.10/W.
  • Solar Domestic Water Heating and Solar Space Heating: $0.40/kWh equivalent, up to a maximum incentive of $1,750

See program web site for more information.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Blanka Anderson
Department Tucson Electric Power

Address 3950 E. Irvington Road
Address 2 Mailstop RC 116
Place Tucson, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85702
Phone (520) 918-8296


Email Banderson@tep.com
Website http://www.tucsonelectric.com/
     
     


















  • 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 $100


PV Rating DC
PV Residential % Max 50%


PV Residential Min KW 1.2

PV Residential Max KW 30

PV Residential Max $ $3,000




































Rebates Grants Solar Space Heating Incentives

SSH Residential Performance-based incentive $/KWh $0.40


SSH Residential Number of Years Applies 1

SSH Residential Max $ $1,750



Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $1,750









SWH Residential Performance-based incentive $/KWh $0.40


SWH Residential Number of Years Applies 1


  • 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)"