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CPS Energy - Solar Hot Water Rebate Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Institutional
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

$2,000 per account

Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility
Administrator 
CPS Energy
Funding Source 

Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan (STEP)

State 
Texas
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

$0.60 per kWh saved annually (conventional 50-gallon electric water heater)

Summary 
As part of a larger program designed to reduce electricity demand within its service territory, CPS Energy offers rebates for solar water heaters to its customers. In general, any CPS Energy customer is eligible to receive the rebate; however, systems must be new and have a permanently installed electric back-up system. Rebates will be calculated according to the annual savings estimated by the system's Solar Rating Certification Corporation (SRCC) OG-300 table as applied in the San Antonio area. Estimated annual electricity savings will be multiplied by a standard rate of $0.60/kilowatt-hour (kWh) in order to determine the value of the one-time rebate. The maximum rebate is $2,000, although there are no explicit size limitations on eligible systems. The rebate is reflected as a credit on the customer's bill.

Customers will be responsible for choosing their own contractor from a list of installers registered with CPS Energy. Customers are also responsible for obtaining all applicable permissions and permits associated with the installation and operation of the system. All applications must be submitted and approved before the installation of the system. Motors, pumps, batteries and all other devices associated with the operation of the solar water heating system will not be covered by the rebate.