The Property Assessed Clean Energy Act was signed on April 13, 2016. This law allows municipalities to create clean energy assessment districts. Municipalities that create such districts may enter into contracts with qualifying property owners and (if participating) third-party financiers to provide financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on the qualifying property. The projects are paid back through assessments on the owner's property taxes.
Solar Pool Heating
Note: The Republic of Palau is a United States associated state.
The Palau Net Metering Act of 2009 established net metering on the Island of Palau. Net metering was implemented in order to:
1. Encourage investment in renewable energy sources.
2. Stimulate economic growth.
3. Reduce demand for electricity when alternative energy is available.
4. Enhance the continued diversification of the energy resources used in Palau.
5. Reduce fossil fuel imports for electricity generation and increase energy independence.
6. Reduce carbon emissions and benefit Palau's environment.
Eligibility and Availability
An eligible net metering customer-generator is a residential, commerical, government, or
The following property tax exemptions for solar facilities are available in Virginia:
100% property tax exemption for the assessed value of equipment and facilities used in:
- Projects equaling 20 MW or less that serve a public institution of higher education or private college.
- Projects equaling 5 MW or less.
80% property tax exemption for the assessed value of equipment and facilities used in:
- Other projects over 5 MW and less than 150 MW. The exemption for projects greater than 20 MW shall not apply to projects upon which the construction begins after January 1, 2024.
The law broadly defines eligible solar
The City of Plano offers the Smart Energy Loan (SEL) Program to provide energy efficiency loans to homeowners. In partnership with Credit Union of Texas, Plano provides homeowners with a variety of financing options for energy efficiency upgrades. The SEL loan program will continue to offer future loans as existing loans are paid off.
Eligible properties must be owner-occupied existing residential properties to qualify for this loan program. Other requirements include being current on mortgage and property taxes, no bankruptcy or foreclosure history for the past 3 years, and no voluntary liens currently held on property. (See the Residential
In March 2012, West Virginia enacted legislation (H.B. 2740) that restricts housing associations from prohibiting solar energy systems on homes. Any governing document executed or recorded after June 8, 2012, that effectively prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a solar energy system is void and unenforceable. However, housing association members may vote to establish or remove a restriction that prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a solar energy system.
A solar energy system is defined as "a system affixed to a building or buildings that uses solar devices, which are thermally isolated from living space or any
The City of Longwood offers the Raising Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) to owner occupied residences within the City of Longwood for making energy efficiency improvements to their properties while supporting local businesses.
In order to qualify, applicants must utilize contractors, suppliers or other businesses located in the City of Longwood to make their improvements eligible for the rebate program. Rebate amounts vary based upon efficiency upgrade with a maximum rebate amount of $500 a year per household. A full list of eligible improvements and application instructions can be found on the REEP web site.
Questar Gas provides incentives for home builders who incorporate energy efficiency into new construction. Builders can receive whole house rebates for building energy efficient homes as well as rebates for new construction products . All equipment and construction requirements must be met in order to participate. The program application, builder participation agreement, and more details about incentive amounts and efficiency requirements are located on the program web site.
Questar Gas provides rebates for energy efficient appliances and heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures through the ThermWise program. This equipment includes water heaters, furnaces, boilers, windows, insulation and programmable thermostats. A reduced-cost home energy audit is also available to participating customers. To qualify, the appliances must run on gas and must meet the minimum efficiency levels stated on the program web site. The web site also maintains a list of appliance models which meet the requirements and local vendors who sell them. Certain equipment must be installed by an authorized ThermWise contractor. Follow all instructions on the program application
Questar Gas provides incentives for residential customers to purchase and install solar water heating systems on their homes. Rebates of $750 per system are provided to customers of Questar who install solar assisted water heating systems, including pool heating. To be eligible, customers must include with their applications an invoice or receipt that shows purchase date, price, and a description of the equipment. See application and supplemental information sheet for full details.
Property Owners' Associations (also known as Homeowners' Associations or HOAs) may not prohibit or restrict property owners from installing a solar energy device. There are, however, several exceptions that allow HOAs to enforce provisions that could prohibit the solar energy devices in certain situations.
Associations may prohibit solar energy devices if they are found to be illegal or violate public health and safety, as decided by a court. HOAs may prohibit or regulate solar on common property within the subdivision or property that is owned or maintained by the association. HOAs may also regulate (or prohibit) solar devices that are