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Austin Utilities - Solar Rebate Program

Fed. Government
Local Government
State Government
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

PV: $10,000
Solar Water Heating: $1,200

Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

PV: $1 per watt
Solar Water Heating: $15 per square foot of collector area

Austin Utilities

Austin Utilities provides incentives for their residential and commercial customers to install photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems. Qualifying PV systems can earn $1 per watt; eligible solar water heating systems can earn $15 per square foot of collector area. Incentives are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Austin Utilities obtains the right to withdraw the program at any time without notice.

In order to obtain eligibility, customers must agree to a net-metering and interconnection contract with Austin Utilities. An energy audit must be performed prior to system installation and results shared with Austin Utilities.

Application forms with additional information are available on the program web site.

Other Information 

PV: Must be new, UL-listed, in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards
Inverters must carry a minimum 5-year warranty
Panels must carry a 20-year warranty
Solar Water Heating: Must be new, SRCC OG-100 rated
Collectors must have 5-year warranty
All other components must have 1-year warranty