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.

Oklahoma Solar Rebates and Incentives

Oklahoma Rebates and Incentives Summary

OklahomaThe Oklahoma renewable energy industry could use some serious improvement coming into 2012.  It’s safe to say that Oklahoma has yet to give the solar industry any leadership with a renewable energy standard (RES). Only recently in May 2010 has Oklahoma adopted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) with some pretty lack luster goals.

The goal of Oklahoma’s RPS has only set the bar at 15 percent of it’s energy generated by renewables by 2015 as compared to the nation’s renewable leader, California, who has established an RPS goal of 20 percent of their energy generated by renewables by 2010 (and met it) with even more ambitions to produce 33 percent by 2020. Also, there are no interim targets for their renewable energy production, and the goal of 15 percent doesn’t extend past 2015 essentially allowing for Oklahoma to fall back into a non-renewable dependence. This doesn’t even get to the limited number of incentives offered by the state to encourage renewable growth.

Although the state does have a net-metering program, and a fair amount of good incentives to commercial business to upgrade their facilities to zero carbon emissions, again Oklahoma falls well short by comparison to most states in the number of incentives, rebates, tax breaks, and loan programs that will only give consumers a reason to jump on the green band wagon.

Oklahoma Net Metering

Program Type Net Metering
Technologies

Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric,

Amount Utility's consumer rate credited to customer's next bill or granted to utility monthly
Required Documentation

Certification by Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), or comparable entity endorsed by the OCC,

and phone or online sign up form with current energy provider

Official Web Site http://www.occ.state.ok.us

Under Order 326195, the Oklahoma Corporate Commission (OCC) has mandated that all investor owned utilities (IOU) and electric cooperatives under the OCC’s jurisdiction offer a net-metering program to eligible renewable systems owners since 1988. Net-metering is available to all customer classes with no limit on the aggregate net-metered capacity, but there is a system capacity limit of 100 kilowatts (kW), 25,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, or whichever is less.

Under the OCC order, utilities are not allowed to dish out extra charges for customers signed up for net-metering, and requiring customers to purchase liability insurance as a condition for interconnection is prohibited as well. Utilities are also not required to purchase net excess generation (NEG), but customers can request that their utility purchase NEG. If the utility agrees to buy back a customer’s NEG it will be at the utility’s avoided cost rate.

Systems must be installed and maintained in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC), and an external disconnect switch is required.

Zero-Emission Facilities Production Tax Credit

Program Type Corporate Tax Credit
Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric
Amount

$0.0025/kWh - $0.0075/kWh for 10 years; amount varies depending on when the facility is placed

in operation and when electricity is generated

Required Documentation

Facility construction and operation must not result in the creation of pollution or emissions harmful to

the environment, pursuant to determination by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Tax

Form 511CR, Schedule for Other Credits

Official Web Site http://www.tax.ok.gov/itformcrt2.html

The Oklahoma zero emissions facilities production tax credit is only available to commercial energy suppliers that have upgraded or newly built their facilities with eligible renewable systems, and are approved by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEC) for tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2003.

For facilities placed in operation on or after Jan. 1, 2003 and before Jan. 1, 2007 the credit compensation breaks down as follows:

For electricity generated on or after Jan. 1, 2003, but prior to Jan. 1, 2004, the amount of the credit is seventy-five one hundredths of one cent ($0.0075) for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity generated. For electricity generated after Jan. 1, 2004, but prior to Jan. 1, 2007, the amount of the credit is $0.0050/kWh. For electricity generated after Jan. 1, 2007, but prior to Jan. 1, 2012, the amount of the credit is $0.0025/kWh. For electricity generated by these zero-emission facilities placed in operation after Jan. 1, 2007 and before Jan. 1, 2016, the amount of the credit is $0.0050/kWh

These tax credits are freely transferable during the 10 years after the facility has passed qualification, and include transfers or sales from non-taxable entities to taxable entities and transfers or sales from one taxable entity to another.

Oklahoma Solar Power Financial Incentives

Financial Incentives


Corporate Tax Credit

Industry Recruitment/Support

Personal Tax Credit

State Loan Program

Utility Loan Program

Utility Rebate Program



Rules, Regulations & Policies


Building Energy Code

Energy Standards for Public Buildings

Net Metering




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