Solar Photovoltaics

Duke Energy - NC Solar Rebate Program

Note: Residential and Non-residential Business Customer applications for solar rebates have reached the 2019 program capacity limit. All additional Residential and Non-residential Business Customer applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress are providing rebates to customers who install PV. Each utility will is awarding rebates on a first-come, first-served basis to 10 MW of systems each year. Of this total, 5,000 kW are reserved for residential applications. Of the remaining 5,000 kW, 2,500 kW is reserved for nonprofits. 

Ames Electric Department - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

The Ames Electric Department provides free energy audits and multiple energy efficiency rebates for commercial and industrial customers. The rebate programs available include: The Appliance Rebate Program, The High Efficiency Heat Pump Program, The Power Factor Correction Rebate Program, and the High Efficiency Lighting Program. 

All programs require that the customer submit a completed application form within 30 days of equipment installation. In addition to specific rebates, AED also offers a custom rebate program of $500 for every kW of load reduced (photovoltaic systems are included in this rebate). Visit the program website to access application forms and additional program information.

LADWP - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers prescriptive and custom incentives to non-residential customers for the installation of energy saving measures, equipment, or systems that exceed Title 24 or minimum industry standards. Custom incentives are based on estimation software that determines the energy savings for each project. Prior to beginning the project, customers should contact the utility for more information. 



Energy Innovation Grant Program

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's Office of Energy Innovation offers grants for certain energy projects through the Energy Innovation Grant Program. Applicants for the grant program must be either municipal or tribal governments, K-12 school districts, or manufacturers. Eligible projects include building energy efficiency, energy storage, renewable energy, alternative fuel transportation, facility and fleet audits, comprehensive energy plans, and feasibility studies and training and operations for any of these project types.

Awards for the 2019 fiscal year have been determined; information for the next year's RFP is not yet available.

The total budget for the 2019 fiscal year was $5,000,000.

Residential Energy Upgrade (RENU) Loan Program

The Colorado Energy Office has partnered with Elevations Credit Union to provide loans for home energy upgrades through the Residential Energy Upgrade (RENU) Loan Program. Participants must work with a RENU-approved contractor to identify energy improvements and receive a cost estimate. Customers must then apply for the loan through Elevations Credit Union.  See website above for more information.

Central Georgia EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Home Plus Loan Program

Central Georgia EMC offers a loan program to homeowners who wish to pursue energy efficiency improvements. All energy efficiency improvements must meet Energy Star Criteria in order to qualify for the loan program. Loan amounts vary depending on the project. 

If a customer needs help determining what energy efficiency improvements could be made in his/her home, Central Georgia EMC offers in-home energy audits. To find out more about audits, contact the utility through their website or call them at (770)-775-7857.

Low-Income Multifamily Energy Loan Program

The Low-Income Multifamily Energy (LIME) Loan supports energy improvement projects for low- and moderate-income properties. Connecticut Green Bank has partnered with Capital for Change (C4C) to provide unsecured multifamily energy financing for owners seeking to improve the energy performance, economics, and health and safety of their properties. Loans are repaid from energy cost savings for terms up to 20 years.


The program is open to multifamily properties that are partnerships, trusts, LLCs, sole proprietors, public housing authorities, non-profits, condo/co-op associations, etc. Must be 5 units or more, and at least 60% of units must be designated affordable to households

Multifamily Navigator Pre-Development Energy Loan Program

Connecticut Green Bank’s Navigator Pre-Development Energy Loan is a simple, unsecured pre-development loan that funds customized analysis and design of energy improvements for multifamily properties using owner-selected and managed technical service providers.


The program is open to multifamily housing properties with 5 units or more. Income eligible and market rate properties can participate (Private and non-profit owners, public housing authorities, senior/assisted living communities, condominium/co-op associations, etc.)

Program Description

The Navigator loan program allows property owners to select and manage their own service professionals. Owners cover 25% of pre-development costs; Connecticut Green Bank loans 75% of costs. Eligible costs include

Multifamily Sherpa Pre-Development Energy Loan Program

The Sherpa Pre-Development Energy Loan offers an affordable, low-risk, one-stop solution to analyze, design and arrange financing for green energy upgrades. Connecticut Green Bank has partnered with New Ecology Inc., an expert multifamily technical services provider and nationally-recognized non-profit, to act as an owner’s representative to help scope, design and arrange financing for energy improvement projects.


The program is open to multifamily housing properties with 5 units or more. Income eligible and market rate properties can participate (Private and non-profit owners, public housing authorities, senior/assisted living communities, condominium/co-op associations, etc.)

Program Description

The Sherpa loan program has three stages

Solar Rights

Under Utah's solar rights law, enacted in 2017, community association governing documents other than declarations and association rules may not prohibit or restrict owners of detached dwellings from installing solar energy systems. The solar rights law does not apply to dwellings where the association has an ownership interest in the roof or to express prohibitions or restrictions on solar energy systems recorded in declarations of created by official association action before January 1, 2017.

An association declaration may prohibit the installation of solar energy systems. Declarations, as well as association rules, may impose a restriction based on system size, location