DCEO – Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program

DCEO – Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program;
State: Illinois

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Solar Pool Heating
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Associations
  • Amount: NOTE: Funding for FY 2010 has been fully allocated; no additional rebates are available.
  • Residential and commercial: 30%
  • Non-profit and Public: 50%
  • Maximum Incentive: $50,000
  • Eligible System Size: PV systems: rated design capacity of at least 1 kW;
  • Solar-thermal systems: designed to produce at least 50,000 Btus per day or contain at least 60 sq. ft. of collectors
  • Wind: name-plate capacity 1-100 kW
  • Equipment Requirements: PV systems must be UL-listed or have completed at least one year of field testing;
  • Solar-thermal systems must be approved by the SRCC or a comparable organization
  • Small wind systems: no specific equipment requirements listed.
  • Installation Requirements: Small wind systems: Must be mounted on a tower at least 60 ft in height, 30 ft above any natural features or structures within 300 feet of installation, on a parcel of land 1 acre or greater, and must be installed in location suitable for wind generation. Other wind turbines not meeting these criteria may be considered at the Department’s discretion and depending on funding.
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with customer/producer
  • Funding Source: Illinois Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund
  • Program Budget: $1.3 M (FY 09)
  • Program Start Date: 12/16/1997
  • Program Expiration Date: 02/2010 (current round)
  • Web Site: http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Energy/Clean+Energy/01-RERP.htm