U.S. Virgin Islands - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Rebate Program (Virgin Islands)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virgin Islands

Name U.S. Virgin Islands - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Windows, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat, Wind, Water Cooler
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 50% off purchase price (limit 2 kW)

Solar Water Heat: 50% off purchase price
Wind Turbine Generator: 50% off purchase price
Sine Wave Inverter: 50%
Deep Cycle Battery Bank: 50%
Charge controller: 50%
Energy Star Appliances: 30% off purchase price
Electric Water heater timer: 25% of purchase price (no maximum cap)

Eligible System Size Solar Photovoltaic Panels: 2 kW

Wind Turbine: 2 kW Solar, Wind, Hybrid Systems: 2 kW

Equipment Requirements In general, all equipment must be purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands to be eligible for the rebates.

Solar Equipment must be listed as California Energy Commission eligible.
Solar Water Heaters must be SRCC Certified.
Appliances must be Energy Star.

Expiration Date 04/30/2012 (09/30/2010 in the case of Solar, Wind, and Hybrid

Funding Source The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Installation Requirements Must utilize an authorized installer.

Maximum Incentive Solar Systems: 13,300

Wind, or Hybrid Systems: 11,500
Solar Photovoltaic Panels: 7,000
Wind turbines: 7,000
Solar Water Heaters: 2,500
Inverter: 3,000
Deep Cycle Battery Bank: 3,000
Charge controller: 300
Energy Star Appliances: 1000 (residential), 2000 (commercial)

Program Administrator Virgin Islands Energy Office
Website http://www.vienergy.org/
Date added to DSIRE 2007-03-05
Last DSIRE Review 2011-12-01

References DSIRE[1]


NOTE: As of December 1, 2011, this program is no longer accepting rebate applications. It is closed for the remainder of 2011. This program is not scheduled for renewal in 2012. This information is for reference only.

The Virgin Islands Energy Office's renewable energy rebate program provides incentives for Virgin Islands residents and businesses to install solar technologies and wind turbine generators (the energy efficiency portion of these rebates has expired). The current funding cycle (starting in October 1, 2009) is supplemented with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. There were two sub-programs. The first, called "RENEWABLE and ENERGY STAR" is planned from October 1, 2009 to April 30, 2012. The second is the "RENEWABLES" program (for electric systems) and it is planned from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. Through September 2010, 121 applications have been processed for wind and solar rebates. To be eligible for these rebates, the equipment must be purchased from one of the approved vendors listed in the program details. Only Virgin Island residents are eligible.

Original receipts are required within 30 days of purchase and all equipment purchased must be operational within the year of purchase. Contact the energy office to verify availability before making purchasing decisions.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Don Buchanan

Division Virgin Islands Energy Office
Address 4101 Mars Hill
Address 2 Frederisksted
Place St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Zip/Postal Code 00840
Phone (340) 713-8436 Ext:3612

Website http://www.vienergy.org/

  • 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 (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Rating DC
PV Residential % Max 50%
PV Commercial % Max 50%
PV Non-profit % Max 50%

PV Residential Max KW 2
PV Commercial Max KW 2
PV Residential Max $ $7,000
PV Commercial Max $ $7,000
PV Non-profit Max $ $7,000

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $2,500
SWH Commercial Max $ $2,500
SWH Non-profit Max $ $2,500
SWH Residential % Max 50%
SWH Commercial % Max 50%
SWH Non-profit % Max 50%

Rebates Grants Wind Incentives

Wind Residential % Max 50%
Wind Commercial % Max 50%
Wind Non-profit % Max 50%

Wind Residential Max $ $7,000
Wind Commercial Max $ $7,000
Wind Non-profit Max $ $7,000

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


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