AlabamaAlabama Solar Installers

Unfortunately, as of this writing, Alabama has few incentives for solar installations. There are 21 states in the country with renewable energy portfolio standards, and five states that have renewable energy goals. Alabama is not part of either group.

Alabama does get plenty of sun, and has a small group of dedicated, reliable solar developers and contractors in the state.

And for residents that live within the Tennessee Valley Authority’s network, there is a one-time rebate for installing solar energy at a property.

According to a recent study on the solar industry in America, Alabama ranked 8th for states that would be most helped by increasing solar capacity. So be a part of the benefits. Simply fill out our short solar inquiry form, and get an estimate from one of the many installers in the state or look over some of the companies in our network.

ColoradoAlaska Solar Installers

Alaska is certainly the leader in solar phenomena in the U.S. With winters, almost no sun during the day, to summers, almost constant sun, and the Northern Lights, the state is chalk full of activity.

However, because the state is sparsely populated, the energy infrastructure isn’t what it is in the lower 48. But that doesn’t stop Alaska from providing a few choice solar rebates and incentives, among them are the Alaska Renewable Energy Grant and the Golden Valley Alternative Power program.

And where there are incentives, and sun, there are solar installers a-plenty.  So either fill out our short solar inquiry form for an estimate on a home or business solar energy system or peruse our list of Alaska solar installers below. And stay warm out there.

ArizonaArizona Solar Installers

Arizona, like many states in the Southwest US, has abundant sunshine which makes it a great location to install solar power. Arizona solar installers are among the busiest in the country and is amongst the top states in the country for solar output..

Great incentives and rebates are available to home owners and businesses for Arizona solar installation.  Find out more by talking to one of the many Arizona solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Phoenix and just about everywhere else in Arizona.

If you are like many people who don't have time to do the research or make inquiries yourself, then let us help you. Simply fill out our short solar inquiry form and we'll find you reputable and experienced Arizona solar installers in your local area and put you in touch with company representatives who can evaluate your needs and provide proposals for you to review. It’s free, easy, and there is no obligation.

ArkansasArkansas Solar Installers

For a state without a renewable portfolio standard, Arkansas has some decent solar incentives and rebates. And why not? The home of both HBO’s iconic Bangin’ in Little Rock documentary and, to possibly a bigger extent, our former president, Bill “Slick Willie” Clinton, Arkansas gets about five hours of sunlight per square meter. What’s that mean to you? Well, it means you should take advantage of all those potentially money-saving ultra violets and install a solar system.

Home and business owners who do decide to install solar can pick from a host of solar incentives and rebates offered in the state, such as Arkansas’ net metering program, and the state’s solar and wind rebate program.

So where do you start? Look no further. Either fill out our short solar inquiry form for a free estimate on a solar installation or look at the solar installers in our network, listed below.

California Solar Installers

California

California leads the country in solar installation for good reason. With over 3000 hour of sunshine annually, California is an ideal location for installing solar electric panels and solar heating systems. California solar installers were busy in 2010 installing 194 megawatts of new generating capacity - a whopping 47% increase over 2009. The state has a $3.3 billion plan to install another 3000 megawatts of new solar power capacity by 2017. California solar panel potential is huge. The Global Energy Network Institute has estimated that California has 17 million megawatts of potential photovoltaic solar capacity.

California also has great rebates and incentives for homeowners and businesses that install solar, like the California Feed-in Tariff and California Solar Initiative. These and other popular programs are available to California residents who install solar power systems. To find out more, talk to one of the many California solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, Glendale, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno, Sacramento and just about everywhere else in California.

If you don’t feel like undertaking a research project or don’t have the time to make the inquiries yourself, then let us do the work for you. Simply fill out our short inquiry form, we will find you reputable and experienced California solar installers in your area to provide free proposals for you to review.

ColoradoColorado Solar Installers

Over 300 days of sunshine a year makes Colorado solar energy a plentiful resource and makes installing solar panels to generate electricity or to heat water, a great choice. Coloradans recognize their solar bounty and last year, the state legislature increased the renewable energy standard - the percentage of renewables (including plentiful Colorado solar energy) that large utilities must have in their energy portfolio, to a whopping 30 percent by 2020. No other state in the lower 48 has a higher renewable energy requirement.

Colorado also has generous incentives and rebates for homeowners and businesses that install solar - an example is the Recharge Colorado Rebate for residential solar electric (photovoltaic) systems offered by the Governor's Energy Office which rebates $1.50 per watt for up up to 3 kilowatts. This and other popular programs are available to Colorado residents who install solar power systems. To find out more, talk to one of the many Colorado solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Greeley, Grand Junction and just about everywhere else in Colorado.

If you don't have time to research Colorado solar panels and installers or just don't want to make the inquiries yourself, then let us help you. Simply fill out our short short solar inquiry form and we'll find you reputable and experienced Colorado solar installers in your local area and put you in touch with company representatives who can evaluate your needs and provide proposals for you to review. It’s free, easy, and there is no obligation.

ConnecticutConnecticut Solar Panel Installers

Connecticut, like many states in the New England United States, has abundant sunshine which makes it a great location to install solar power. Connecticut solar installers are among the busiest in the country and the state ranks fourth in the country for solar output according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In 2010 Connecticut installed over 54 megawatts of solar power, more than doubling the 21 megawatts installed during 2009.

Great incentives and rebates are available to home owners and businesses for Connecticut solar installation. For example, SRP has set aside funding for a total of 4.5 megawatts of residential solar electric installations through April 30, 2012. The incentive is offered at $1.00 to $1.35 per watt, for up to 5 kilowatts. Find out more by talking to one of the many Connecticut solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk and just about everywhere else in Connecticut.

If you are like many people who don't have time to do the research or make inquiries yourself, then let us help you. Simply fill out our short solar inquiry form and we'll find you reputable and experienced Connecticut solar installers in your local area and put you in touch with company representatives who can evaluate your needs and provide proposals for you to review. It’s free, easy, and there is no obligation.

DelawareDelaware Solar Installers

Delaware, like many states in the Northeastern States United States, has abundant sunshine which makes it a great location to install solar power. Delaware solar installers are among the busiest in the country and the state ranks fourth in the country for solar output according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In 2010 Delaware installed over 54 megawatts of solar power, more than doubling the 21 megawatts installed during 2009.

Great incentives and rebates are available to home owners and businesses for Delaware solar installation. For example, SRP has set aside funding for a total of 4.5 megawatts of residential solar electric installations through April 30, 2012. The incentive is offered at $1.00 to $1.35 per watt, for up to 5 kilowatts. Find out more by talking to one of the many Delaware solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing Dover,Newark,Wilmington and just about everywhere else in Delaware.

If you are like many people who don't have time to do the research or make inquiries yourself, then let us help you. Simply fill out oura short solar inquiry form  and we'll find you reputable and experienced Delaware solar installers in your local area and put you in touch with company representatives who can evaluate your needs and provide proposals for you to review. It’s free, easy, and there is no obligation.

FloridaFlorida Solar Installers

Florida is the Sunshine State but it is only the sixth sunniest in the country.  That still makes it however a great place to install solar power.  Florida is unique in that a great many of it's solar installers not only install PV but solar hot water and/or solar pool heating as well. Florida  ranked 14th in the country for solar capacity installed in the first quarter of 2012 according to the Solar Energy Industries Association

Great incentives and rebates are available to home owners and businesses for Florida solar installation. For example, SRP has set aside funding for a total of 4.5 megawatts of residential solar electric installations through April 30, 2012. The incentive is offered at $1.00 to $1.35 per watt, for up to 5 kilowatts. Find out more by talking to one of the many Florida solar installers in our network today. We have solar installation professionals servicing Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee and just about everywhere else in Florida.

If you are like many people who don't have time to do the research or make inquiries yourself, then let us help you. Simply fill out our short solar inquiry form and we'll find you reputable and experienced Florida solar installers in your local area and put you in touch with company representatives who can evaluate your needs and provide proposals for you to review. It’s free, easy, and there is no obligation.

Delaware Solar Rebates and Incentives

Delaware Rebates and Incentives Summary

 

Delaware, the first state, has been working to reduce its energy use, in addition to offering incentives for renewable energy. The state really started boosting its efforts in 2009 under Governor Jack Markell (D). Markell assembled a council of citizens to develop plans for reducing the state’s energy consumption. Since then the state has enacted a renewable portfolio standard requiring the state’s utilities to source 25 percent of their energy from renewable resources by compliance year 2025-2026, it also requires at least 3.5 percent of the energy to come from solar. As of October 2012, the state’s Green Energy Fund was under review to make sure it meets the needs of the state’s RPS.

 

To meet those requirements the state’s utility companies offer incentives to homeowners and small businesses, including farms, to go solar. The state also offers low-interest rate loans to support solar and other renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency improvements for residents in the state. Like other states in the U.S., Delaware has a renewable energy credit market under allowing renewable energy generators to sell the credits to a third-party like a utility to help them meet their RPS requirements. 

 

Incentives in the state have been popular in the past and are often exhausted quickly, so it’s a good idea to check with the state and local utilities to find out what the most current rebate levels. Residents and businesses can learn more about local options through qualified installers and Energize Delaware, a service from Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), a non-profit organization created by Delaware in 2007, that has information about sustainable energy options and incentives to make it easier for folks to go solar, renewable and energy efficient in Delaware. 

As of Oct. 2012, most of Delaware’s incentive programs were fully subscribed, meaning they’re not accepting applications. However, the state and utilities could open up future rounds of funding in 2013.

(Updated Oct. 2012)

 

Energize Delaware Performance Rebate

Program Type Rebate
Technologies

Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, others

Amount

Varies per utility

Required Documentation Energy audit, completed application and use of an approved vendor                                     
Official Web Site

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/energy/services/GreenEnergy/Pages/default.aspx

 

Delaware’s Green Energy Program was set up by the state, but is administered by its utilities under three separate systems. The state’s investor-owned utility, Delmarva Power & Light has its program. The state’s municipal utilities have another and the Delaware Electric Cooperative has another plan under the larger program. Under the program the utilities collect money to pay for a green energy fund, which supports the incentive programs that offer rebates for solar and other renewable energy technologies. Now, projects financed through third parties, like power purchase agreements (PPAs) also qualify for the rebate. 

To receive a rebate, the homeowner must be in the service territory of a utility that collects funds for the program. Before undertaking a renewable energy installation they must get a home energy audit from an approved contractor, which can be found on the Green Energy Program site listed above. There are links to each program and it’s current funding status as well. As of October 2012, the state was reviewing the Green Energy Fund and most, if not all programs were not taking new applications.

Technology And Demonstration Grants

Program Type Rebate
Technologies Passive Solar, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, and Fuel Cells
Amount Up to 25 percent of equipment costs
Required Documentation Completed application, relevant permits. Proof of local code compliance
Official Web Site N/A

This program offers funding for novel technologies or the new application of old technologies. The grant, funded by the Delaware Clean Energy Fund and the public benefits program, is designed to encourage creative problem solving and the generation of new power-saving and power-developing technologies.

In addition to proving the project is innovative, applicants must show they will offer an educational element. This can include placing the technology in a facility where the public will be able to take tours and learn about it or integrating it into an educational program at a university or public school.

Grants cannot exceed 25 percent of the state’s annual Green Energy Fund balance.

Delaware Net Metering Program

Program Type Net Metering
Technologies Photovoltaic, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Small-scale Hydroelectric, and Fuel Cells using renewable fuels
Amount Retail power rate, up to 110 percent of expected use
Required Documentation Completed application and inspection from the local Utility
Official Web Site http://www.state.de.us/delpsc/default.shtml

Delaware’s net metering program allows homeowners to produce their own clean power to fulfill their household energy needs but still get power from the grid if the power they produce isn’t enough. At the end of the year, the Delaware Green Energy Fund buys unused power from homeowners at the wholesale electricity rate.

 

SREC Pilot Procurement Program

Program Type Performance-based incentive
Technologies Photovoltaics
Amount

Dependent on system size and winning bid price

Required Documentation

Accepted Completed Solar System Interconnection Application

Official Web Site

http://www.srecdelaware.com

 

As of Oct. 2012, this program is not accepting new applications for the pilot SREC program.

 

Like a growing number of states, Delaware’s moving from rebate-style incentive programs to performance-based incentive programs. Following Delaware’s Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program Delaware launched a pilot program. The pilot, for compliance year 2011, was designed to create an SREC market within Delaware, upon which solar owners (home and business) could sell SRECs. It was designed for evaluation and revision, but the state has not yet renewed the program or introduced the final version of the incentive program.

 

The SREC program has a number of different tiers ranging from less than 50 kilowatts and up to 2 megawatts. The state’s Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) is set up to administer all aspects of the bid process for each utility that decides to participate. At this point only Delmarva Power is participating in the program.

Under the tiers for smaller installations, homeowners could qualify for SRECs at a value of up to $260 per kilowatt generated. Small commercial systems, between 50 kilowatts and 250 kilowatts qualified for SRECs of up to $240 per kilowatt generated. That’s for the first 10 years of operation. After that the SREC rate falls to $50 per kilowatt hour from the years 10 to 20. Larger systems in the program are subject to a bidding process. 

Delaware Solar Power Financial Incentives

 

Financial Incentives


 

 

Performance-Based Incentive

State Loan Program

State Rebate Program

Utility Rebate Program

 

 

Rules, Regulations & Policies


 

Building Energy Code

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

Energy Standards for Public Buildings

Generation Disclosure

Interconnection

Net Metering

Public Benefits Fund

Renewables Portfolio Standard

Solar/Wind Access Policy

Solar/Wind Permitting Standards

 

 

Related Programs & Initiatives

 


 

 

 

Alternative Fuels Data Center

The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision-makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. 

 

Green Power Network

The U.S. Department of Energy's Green Power Network provides news and information on green power markets and activities, including opportunities to buy green power. This site provides state-by-state information on green power marketing and utility green power programs. In addition, the site lists marketers of renewable energy credits (RECs), also known as green tags or renewable energy certificates, which represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects. 

 

Weatherization Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. Through this program, weatherization service providers install energy-efficiency measures in the homes of qualifying homeowners free of charge. The WAP program web site offers a state-by-state map of opportunities, projects and activities. 

 

Wind Powering America

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