Tennessee Solar Rebates And Incentives

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Tennessee Rebates and Incentives Summary

Tennessee

Although Tennessee has picturesque scenery and plenty of sunshine, there has not been much in the way of state-sponsored legislation to promote renewable energy sources. This is due, in part, to the easily available coal in the region, although there are some incentives at the local levels in Tennessee to help you keep your wallet heavy and your carbon footprint light.

Tennessee has a solar rating of “good,” meaning that with local and federal incentives, a 3 kilowatt (kW) home solar system costing around $15,000 would pay for itself within 10 years. Not only would you be saving over $800 a year on utility bills with such a system, but these generally increase property values by about $10,000.

The main program that would apply to many of Tennessee’s resident’s would be the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Generation Partners Program, but you may also quality for a Small Business Energy Loan. As always the best thing to do is to speak to a local Tennessee solar installer to find all your possible ways to reduce your costs.

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Bristol Tennessee Electric Service - Energy Savings Loan Program

Summary

Bristol Tennessee Electric Service (BTES) offers financing to its residential customers to help pay for energy efficient home improvements through the Energy Savings Loan Program. Eligible customers may borrow up to $10,000 for a maximum of 10 years. More information may be found on the web site listed above.

Building Energy Code

Summary

Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

Both State building codes adoption and enforcement efforts fall under the purview of the State Fire Marshal’s Office within the Department of Commerce and Insurance (C&I). Any changes to the State’s building energy code must comply with the State’s rule-making procedures. On June 27, 2010, the 2006 IECC became effective in

Green Energy Property Tax Assessment

Summary

Tennessee offers a special ad valorem property tax assessment for certified green energy production facilities. Tennessee Code Annotated § 67-5-601 (e)-(f) defines the sound, intrinsic and immediate value of alternative green source properties when they are initially appraised. SB 1000 stipulated that the assessed property value of all certified green energy production facilities (as defined in Tenn. Code § 67-4-2007) may not exceed 1/3 of total installed costs for wind, 12.5% of installed costs for solar, and for other green sources of energy, property should not initially exceed its

Maryville Utilities Board - Green Power Switch

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Our EnergyRight programs let your company make smart energy choices while enhancing your bottom line. Whether you want to make your business more energy-efficient, save money or demonstrate your commitment to the environment by conserving natural resources, we make it easy with expert guidance, incentives for the installation of efficient equipment and more.

Middle Tennessee EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Summary

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) offer incentives for residential customers through the eScore Program by:

Step 1 – Homeowner contacts a Quality Contractor Network (QCN) member to get started.
Step 2 – The QCN member completes the energy efficiency improvements on the home.
Step 3 – An MTEMC Energy Services Coordinator will review the installed measures and provide an eScore evaluation, which includes:
• An eScore card, which ranks the home from 1 to 10 (10 being the best)
• A customized list of recommended energy efficiency

Pathway Energy Efficiency Loan Program

Summary

Pathway Lending's Energy Efficiency Loan Program provides Tennessee business and non-profit entities with below-market loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. All costs related to the efficiency measures may be financed, including assessments, design, equipment and installation. Any project that reduces utility consumption, across electric, gas, or water, may apply for financing through this program. The loans are designed to allow for energy costs savings derived from each project to provide the repayment of the loan. As of January 4, 2016, EELP will now offer up to six

Sales Tax Credit for Clean Energy Technology

Summary

Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-6-346 allows a taxpayer to take a credit, to apply for a refund of taxes paid, or to apply for authority to make tax-exempt purchases of machinery and equipment used to produce electricity in a certified green energy production facility. A certified green energy production facility is a facility certified by the Department of Environment and Conservation as producing electricity for use and consumption off the premises using clean energy technology. Clean energy technology is technology used to generate electricity from geothermal, hydrogen, solar, or wind sources.

Solar Easements

Summary

Tennessee law allows for the creation of easements for the purpose of ensuring access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems. This statute also states that the "encouragement and protection of solar energy systems is a valid objective which counties and municipalities may consider in promulgating zoning regulations." When land is sold, easements pass with the property as recorded with the register of deeds in the county in which the land is situated.

Written easements may contain descriptions of property affected, angles at which easement extends, and conditions of compensation or

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program

Summary

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. The Renewable Standard Offer program also includes Solar Solution Initiative program that offers additional financial incentives for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects. 

TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time

TVA - Solar Solutions Initiative

Summary

Solar Solutions Initiative (SSI) is a pilot program that offers additional financial incentives for Solar PV systems participating in the Renewable Standard Offer program. Applications for new projects for the year 2015 will open on January 2, 2015. Participants applying for the Solar Solutions Incentive program are required to apply through the Renewable Standard Offer program.

The program offers performance based incentive of $0.04/kWh for the first 10 years after the project is operational. This incentive is additional to the seasonal and time-of-day price for electricity offered