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Palau - Net Metering

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

Commercial Solar Property Tax Exemption

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:

  1. Projects equaling 20 MW or less that serve a public institution of higher education or private college.
  2. Projects equaling 5 MW or less.

80% property tax exemption for the assessed value of equipment and facilities used in:

  1. 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

City of Plano - Smart Energy Loan Program

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

Solar Rights

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

City of Longwood - Raising Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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 - Home Builder Rebate Program

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 - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

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 - Residential Solar Assisted Water Heating Rebate Program

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.

Solar Rights

Property Owners' Associations (also known as Homeowner Owners' Associations or HOAs) are not allowed to include or enforce provisions within their regulations, covenants, or by-laws that prohibit or restrict homeowners from installing a solar energy device. While in theory this law protects homeowners' right to go solar, there are several caveats and exceptions that allow HOAs to maintain authority to include and enforce provisions that could prohibit or regulate the solar energy devices in certain situations.

In June of 2015, SB 1626 was signed into law. It provides that during the development period, the developer may only prohibit  a property

Questar Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Questar Gas provides rebates for residential customers who make their homes more energy efficient by installing certain energy saving appliances, efficient heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Incentives are available for clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, windows, insulation and programmable thermostats. A reduced-cost home energy audit is also available to residential customers.  The cost of the audit is refundable if customers pursue the recommendations made in the audit's report.  

To qualify for rebates, appliances and equipment must run on gas and must meet the minimum efficiency levels stated on the program web site. The website maintains