Solar Photovoltaics

Community Distributed Generation


In July 2015 the NY Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order that established a Community Net-metering in the State. The community net-metering allows multiple customers to subscribe to and receive credits for the electricity produced from off-site renewable generation facilities. This policy makes it possible for renters, low-income residents, and homeowners to receive credits for renewable energy who previously could not install a renewable generation facility in their homes. 

In general a community energy project requires a minimum of 10 members. In March 2017, the commission allowed a waiver for a minimum ten member requirement for community distributed

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Community Solar Energy Pilot Program

In May 2018,  the governor signed A3723/S2314, which mandates the creation of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities adopted rules establishing the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program on January 17, 2019.

The pilot is designed to run for three years. Program Year 1 applications opened on April 19, 2019. Program Year 2 applications were due on February 5, 2021. As of December 2022, a schedule for Program Year 3 is not available.

Aggregate capacity in the state in limited to 75 MW per program year. The capacity limit is divided

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Town of Ipswich Electric Light Department Solar PV Rebate Program

The Town of Ipswich Electric Light Department offers a solar PV rebate program to residential and commercial customers. The incentive is $0.30 per watt, up to $3,000. In order to be eligible, systems must have a capacity of 25 kW-DC or less, have less than 20% shading, and face between 90 and 270 degrees east and west respectively. System size limits for interconnection are 10 kW-DC (residential) and 30 kW-DC (commercial).

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Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations Solar Rebate Program

Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations (SELCO) offers a solar rebate program. The rebate program allows residential customers to apply for an incentive for the purchase, installation, and usage of solar PV. The program offers $0.10 per watt up to 10 kW DC of installed capacity. The max rebate is 25% of the installed cost, up to $1,000. Solar installations must have less than 20% shading, facing between 90 and 270 degrees east and west respectively.

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Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department Solar Rebate Program

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD) offers solar rebates to its customers. The rebate is set at $1.20/watt and capped at 50% of the total installed cost. Eligible solar installations cannot be above 10 kW DC (residential) and 25 kW DC (commercial), must have less than 20% shading, and face between 90 and 270 degrees. Systems larger than the stated kW DC eligibility cannot use the rebate.

Click here for the online application. For more information contact WMGLD.

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Low-Moderate Income Solar Renewable Energy Grant

Note: The deadline for the most recent round of funding under this program was January 23, 2023. This summary is provided for reference only. Contact the NH DOE about the possibility of future funding rounds under this program.

The New Hampshire Department of Energy (DOE) offers grant funding for low-moderate-income community solar projects in manufactured housing communities or multifamily rental housing. The grant program is allocated at least 15% of the annual renewable energy fund (per S.B. 129).

Eligible projects are those defined as "ground-mounted or rooftop solar arrays that directly benefit a group of at least [five] residential

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Residential and Small Commercial Solar Rebate Program

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) offers energy efficiency incentives to eligible residential and small commercial customers. 

Customers who install qualified grid-connected solar energy systems on their property may be eligible for a rebate of $1,200 per kilowatt (kW), not to exceed 50% of a project’s cost excluding tax up to $24,000. RMLD preapproval is required.

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Successor Solar Incentive (SuSI) Program - Competitive Solar Incentive

By Board Order 12-7-22-8C on December 7, 2022, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities established the Competitive Solar Incentive (CSI) Program as part of the Successor Solar Incentive (SuSI) Program. The SuSI Program was established to replace the SREC Registration Program in July 2021.

The SuSI program consists of two sub-programs:

Administratively Determined Incentive Program

The ADI Program provides fixed incentives for residential and non-residential net metered projects up to 5 MW. See the Administratively Determined Incentive Program DSIRE entry for more information on that program.

Competitive Solar Incentive Program

The CSI Program Provides incentives for grid supply and

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Oncor Electric Delivery - Commercial Solar Program

 Oncor Electric Delivery offers rebates to its customers that install photovoltaic (PV) systems on businesses in its service area. Oncor commercial customers are eligible to participate in the program. Rebates may be assigned to the customer, a service provider, or a third party.


A commercial customer's business must have electric delivery service provided by Oncor. Systems must be new, connected to the grid on the customer side of the meter and meet all applicable code and utility interconnection requirements. All installations must be performed by service providers who meet specific program eligibility requirements.

For more information, visit the program website.

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New Solar Market Development Tax Credit

New Mexico provides a 10% personal income tax credit (up to $6,000) for taxpayers that own a residence, business, or agricultural enterprise who purchase and install certified photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems on their property. Eligible systems include grid-tied commercial and industrial PV systems, off-grid and grid-tied residential PV systems, active solar thermal systems, and systems with or without storage. To be eligible, systems must first be certified by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The taxpayer must then apply for the tax credit with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department within 12 months of

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