AEP Texas North Company - SMART Source Solar PV Rebate Program

Program AEP Texas North 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 $162,900 (2021)
Start Date
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

American Electric Power Texas North Company (AEP-TNC) 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.


Incentive levels are as follows (all are in $/watt dc-stc):

Residential Commercial

Fixed incentives:

0.001-2.999 kWdc: $0.50/Wdc

3-4.999 kWdc: $1,500

5-7.499 kWdc: $2,250

7.5-30 kWdc: $3,000 Tiered, capacity-based incentives:

$0.50/watt for first 0-25 kWdc

$0.25/watt for add'l up to 200 kWdc

The total amount of program funding for 2021 is $90,000 for residential customers and $73,590 for non-residential customers.

PV System Eligibility

Unless used for educational purposes by a school, systems must be at least 1 kilowatt (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. All installations must be performed by service providers who meet program eligibility requirements. AC disconnect switches and revenue-grade solar meters (provided by the service provider) are required. All installations shall utilize mounting/racking systems and hardware specifically designed for use with photovoltaic systems. Installations may be subject to a variety of inspection and performance monitoring requirements in the short- and long-term. 

Please refer to the Program Guidebook for additional details. 

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