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Federal, State, & Local Incentives
List of Local Solar Incentives
Austin EnergyThe Austin solar rebate helps homeowners in the Austin area who want to make the switch to solar. Austin Energy is currently offering a flat $2,500 post-installation rebate for those that go solar, as well as net metering. Residential customers receive a Value of Solar credit on their monthly bill for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity generated by their solar PV system, at the current rate of 9.7 cents per kWh (effective January 1, 2018). Commercial net metering is available for systems under 20 kW-AC.Austin Energy also offers a community solar option for residential customers and a “Green Choice Plan”, which are both great options for those that do not own their home but want to use clean electricity.
Bartlett Electric CooperativeThis co-op does not offer specific solar rebates but does offer several rebates for energy efficiency upgrades and homes.
Brazos Electric Power CooperativeBrazos serves multiple cities including Waco and Lubbock. They do not offer solar rebates.
Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU)BTU serves the city of Bryan. This utility does not offer rebates for solar customers but it does offer other rebates for energy efficiency.
CenterPoint EnergyCenterPoint serves the Houston area. They do not offer a solar rebate. However, they do rebates to home builders.
Coleman County Electric CooperativeColeman County Electric Co-op does not offer a solar rebate but does offer a solar buyback for systems up to 10 kW in size. For systems above 10 kW, CCEC offers a bill credit at the retail rate for solar energy generation.
Comanche Electric CooperativeThis co-op serves the Comanche area. They do not offer solar rebates or solar incentives.
Cooke Country Electric CooperativeCooke Country serves communities in the north central region of Texas. This co-op does not offer solar rebates but does offer other rebates for energy efficiency programs.
CPS EnergyCPS serves the San Antonio area. There is an up-front solar rebate available for residential and commercial projects. As of December 1st, 2018, the residential rebate has changed to a flat incentive at $2,500 per project, which will drop to $1,500 per project when the current funding pool is fully allocated. The commercial solar rebate remains at $0.60/watt up to $80,000. Funds for both rebates are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The CPS solar rebate program has been extended until at least July 31, 2022.
Denton Municipal ElectricDenton offers free energy audits and energy efficiency rebates as well as a solar incentive. The solar rebate varies between $0.40 and $0.80 per watt depending on the system size, up to $30,000 and not to exceed 50% of the total installation cost, If the solar project includes battery storage, the rebate increases to between $0.60 and $1.20 per watt, The funds are limited, and the rebate is renewed each October.
El Paso ElectricEl Paso Electrics energy efficiency programs, but no longer offer rebates on solar projects.
Engie ResourcesEngie is a commercial retailer based in Houston. No solar rebates are offered currently, but they do offerrenewable energy certificates.
Entrust EnergyEntrust is a nationwide electric provider based in Houston. No solar rebates are provided currently.
Farmers Electric CooperativeFarmers Electric Cooperative, which serves almost 50,000 members across 12 counties in North Texas, offers a $500 rebate for renewable energy distributed generation systems up to 50 kW in size. The co-op also offers rebates for home energy efficiency improvements ranging from insulation to geothermal heat pumps.
Fort Belknap Electric CooperativeThis co-op services multiple North Texas counties. There are no solar rebates or incentives offered at this time. Garland Power & LightGP&L offers bill credits for those who install solar. The solar rebate of $0.75 per watt, up to $5,000 per system, is renewed every October and available until that year's funds runs out.
Golden Spread Electric CooperativeThis utility, serving rural customers in West Texas and the Panhandle, does not offer rebates for solar panels or other energy efficiency incentives.
Greenville Electric Utility SystemGreenville does not offer solar rebates, but they do participate in net metering.
Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC)GVEC offers a post-installation solar rebate of $0.75 per watt up to $3,000. GVEC also offers home energy efficiency rebates. Payment is delivered to the homeowner after the system passes inspection. This program will be ending on April 1, 2019. To be eligible for the rebate, your system must be installed by March 31st.
Hamilton County Electric CooperativeHamilton County does not offer solar rebates but does offer an option to use solar power throughdistributed generation.
Heart of Texas Electric CooperativeThis co-op does offer multiple energy efficiency rebates, including a solar rebate of $0.10 per watt on the solar installation. This rebate maxes out at $500 per member.
HILCO Electric CooperativeHILCO offers several rebates, including a solar installation rebate. Members who install solar are eligible to receive $200 per kW, with a maximum of $1,000 per member.
J-A-C Electric CooperativeJ-A-C operates in the northern region of the state. There are no solar rebates offered however. .Lower Colorado River AuthorityLCRA is a utility cooperative that operates in the Austin area. There are currently no solar rebates but they do provide rebates, and are committed to usingrenewable energy.
LuminantLuminant, based in Dallas, does not offer solar rebates.
Mid-South SynergyMid-South, a cooperative based in Navasota, offers a solar rebate on 20% of total construction costs up to $2,000, as well as home improvement and energy efficiency rebates.
Navarro County Electric CooperativeNavarro's rebate programs have expired, and funds are no longer available.
Navasota Valley Electric CooperativeNavasota does not offer solar rebates but does offer net metering.
New Braunfels Utility (NBU)New Braunfels Utility offers energy efficiency, water conservation, and solarrebates. NBU pays the solar rebate of up to $3,000 as a bill credit after system inspection.
Oncor Electric DeliveryOncor offers a residential solar rebate in its territory, which covers much of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the I-35 corridor from DFW to the northern Austin suburbs, and other parts of North and West Texas. The rebate is calculated for each system using Oncor's calculator, but could be as high as $5,000 for a 7.2-kilowatt SunPower system on a Dallas house that is ideally suited for solar. The solar rebate is renewed annually at the beginning of the year and tends to run out within a few months. It has been renewed for 2021. Oncor also offers rebates forcommercial solar projects and home energy efficiency projects.
Pedernales Electric CooperativePEC operates in the Hill Country. They do not offer solar rebates, but do participate in net metering.
South Plains Electric CooperativeThis co-op operates in the Lubbock area. There are no solar rebates offered with this coop.
Taylor Electric CooperativeTaylor Electric does not currently offer a solar rebate.
Texas New Mexico PowerTNMP operates in several areas of Texas. They do offer several energy efficiency rebates, but none specific to solar power.
Tri-County Electric CooperativeThis co-op in the Dallas Fort Worth area has a water heater rebate program but not a solar power rebate. Tri-County offers a dollar-for-dollar solar buyback, but those credits do not roll over from month to month.
United Cooperative ServicesUnited offers several rebate programs for energy efficiency efforts and has a community solar program.
Wise Electric CooperativeWise operates in the north central region of Texas. There are no solar rebates offered currently