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Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative - Renewable Energy Rebates

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

PV: $8,000
Solar Water Heaters: $1,000
Solar Water Wells: $750
Wind-electric: $6,000

Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

PV: $2.00/watt
Solar Water Heaters: $1,000/unit
Solar Water Wells: $750/unit
Wind-electric: $1.00/watt

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

'''''The $1.5 million budget cap for PV rebates in 2013 has been met. No additional applications for PV rebates will be accepted. '''''

The Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) offers rebates to its member customers for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar water heaters, solar water wells, and wind electric systems within its service territory. In order to be eligible under the current program, systems must be installed after January 1, 2011. Rebate amounts and limitations vary by technology as follows:

* Solar Water Heaters: $1,000/unit
* Solar Water Wells: $750/unit
* Wind-electric: $1.00/watt up to $6,000, maximum system size of 20 kW
In order to qualify for a rebate, systems must be new and meet a variety of equipment, warranty, and installation requirements that vary by technology (e.g., PV systems must be listed by the California Energy Commission). Solar water heaters must pre-heat water for a permanently installed electric water heater. All units must be installed by a program approved contractor according to the manufacturer's specified procedures and codes.

Grid-connected renewable electricity systems must meet the standards of the National Electric Code (NEC) as well as the GVEC's own interconnection rules, code, and by-laws. Interconnection will take place at the GVEC's dual-register meter and electricity produced by the system will be purchased by the GVEC at the utility's renewable energy rate. This is not a net metering arrangement. The utility reserves to the right to inspect rebated systems in order to verify that they comply with program guidelines.

Other Information 

Equipment must be new, other requirements vary by technology; PV modules must be listed as eligible by California Energy Commission (CEC); solar water heaters must be SRCC certified; wind systems must be UL certified and have a 5-year manufacturer's warranty; inverters must have 5-year manufacturer's warranty