AEP Texas Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program

Program AEP Texas Central Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Utility
Last Update
State Texas
Administrator Frontier Associates and Clean Energy Associates
Budget AEP Texas - Central: $360,000 (2021); AEP Texas - North: $162,900 (2021)
Start Date
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

American Electric Power Texas Central Company (AEP-TCC) offers rebates to any customer that installs photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes or other buildings. Rebates may be assigned to the customer, a service provider, or a third party. 


Rebates are offered at a rate of $0.50 per watt (W)-DC for residential customers for the first 3 kW; for systems of 3-5 kW there is a flat incentive of $1,500, for systems of 5-7.5 kW there is a flat incentive of $2,250, and for systems from 7.5-30 kW there is a flat incentive of $3,000. For commercial customers there is an incentive of $0.50 per W-DC for the first 25 kW,  and $0.25 per W-DC for additional capacity up to 200 kW. The maximum rebate is:

  • $5,000 per residential customer,
  • $31,250-$56,250 for non-residential customers
  • Service Provider/Project Owner: $45,000 - $90,000

PV System Eligibility

Unless used for educational purposes by a school, systems must be at least 1 kW- DC in size to qualify for the rebate. Systems may not be sized to produce energy in excess of that required to meet annual on-site energy consumption. Each customer and point of service is eligible to participate in the program multiple times, subject to other program limitations (e.g., maximum per customer and per project incentive limits).

Systems must be new, connected to the grid on the customer side of the meter, meet minimum estimated performance requirements (80% of optimum), and meet all applicable code and utility interconnection requirements. Eligible systems must be covered by an all-inclusive warranty for at least five years from the date of installation.

Visit the program website for more information.

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