Trico Electric Cooperative - SunWatts Incentive Program (Arizona)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Arizona

Name Trico Electric Cooperative - SunWatts Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV systems 10 kW or smaller: 0.10/watt DC

PV greater than 10 kW up to 1 MW: Performance-based incentive (competitive bid process)
Solar water heaters: 0.40 per expected first year kWh savings
Solar water heaters: 0.40 per expected first year kWh savings

Eligible System Size No restrictions specified

Equipment Requirements PV: Equipment must meet IEEE 929 standards, UL 1741 standards, and the NEC code; minimum 2-year warranty

Solar water heaters: Must be given an OG-300 rating by the National Solar Rating and Certification Corporation

Maximum Incentive PV systems 10 kW or smaller: 30% of the total system cost

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Trico Electric Cooperative

Program Administrator Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Date added to DSIRE 2007-03-05
Last DSIRE Review 2013-03-13

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Through the SunWatts Program, Trico Electric Cooperative offers residential and business customers a rebate for installing photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water heaters. The up-front rebate for PV systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) is $0.10 per watt-DC. Systems sized 10.1 kW or greater are eligible for a performance based incentive negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Eligible PV systems may be either grid-tied or off-grid. Trico Electric Cooperative offers net metering to customers with a qualifying system which rolls over excess kWh credits on a monthly basis. Any credits remaining after an annual period will be paid to the customer at the utility's avoided cost rate. Trico Electric Cooperative also provides rebates equal to $0.40 per expected first year of kilowatt-hour savings for OG-300-certified solar water heating systems.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name SunWatts Program
Department Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Address 8600 W. Tangerine Road

Place Marana, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85653
Phone (520) 744-2944


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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