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TEP - Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program

Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

Residential PV: 50% of system cost. Systems greater than 30 kW DC will receive incentives on the first 30 kW DC only.
Residential Solar Water Heating and Space Heating: $1,750

Program Info
Funding Source 

RES Surchage

Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Incentives for PV may be de-rated based on expected performance
Residential grid-tied PV: $0.10/W-DC

Residential Solar Water Heating and Space Heating: $0.40/kWh-equivalent

Tucson Electric Power

'''''Note: The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently approved modifications to this program. The up-front incentive for residential photovoltaics (PV) has been reduced to $0.10 per watt, all commercial incentives have been suspended, the incentive for solar water heating has been reduced to $0.40 per equivalent kilowatt-hour (kWh), and incentives for all non-solar renewable energy technologies have been suspended. '''''

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) created the SunShare Program in 2001 to encourage residential and business customers to install new photovoltaic (PV) equipment. TEP transitioned away from their original incentive structure for PV and added incentives for a variety of other technologies in May 2008 under the new Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program (RECPP). The program was substantially changed again in 2013 by eliminating all commercial incentives and all incentives for non-solar renewable energy technologies. TEP offers these incentives in exchange for the renewable energy certificates they generate. Available incentives as of February 2013 are as follows:

* '''Residential PV (grid-tied):''' $0.10/W.
* '''Solar Domestic Water Heating and Solar Space Heating:''' $0.40/kWh equivalent, up to a maximum incentive of $1,750

See program web site for more information.

Other Information 

Photovoltaic modules must be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty of at least 20 years
Solar thermal systems must be certified to SRCC OG-300 standards