Austin Energy – Solar Water Heating Rebate

Austin Energy – Solar Water Heating Rebate;
State: Texas

  • Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional, Must be an Austin Energy customer
  • Amount: Existing Homes: $2,000 or 0-2% interest loan
  • New Homes: $1,500
  • Commercial: Custom
  • Maximum Incentive: Loan Maximum: $5,000 (single family residences) or $10,000 (duplexes)
  • Eligible System Size: System should be sized to accommodate a minimum of 4 people; no maximum specified
  • Equipment Requirements: Must use new, SRCC certified equipment and be designed for frost protection and scale elimination or remediation;
  • Minimum 5-year warranty on major components;
  • System must pre-heat water for a permanently installed electric water heater
  • Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a licensed contractor;
  • Equipment must meet all applicable Austin city codes and adhere to the city building permit process
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Austin Energy
  • Program Budget: $50,000 (FY 2010)
  • Program Expiration Date: Program year runs from October – September
  • Web Site:


Conservation Information Center – Solar Rebates
Austin Energy
Solar Rebate Program
721 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 482-5346
Fax: (512) 482-5409
Web Site: