Long Island Power Authority – PV Rebate Program

State:      New York

  • Incentive Type:     Utility Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:     Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors:     Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
  • Amount:    Residential: $1.75/W DC;
  • Commercial: $1.75/W DC;
  • Gov’t, Schools, Nonprofits: $2.75/W DC
  • Maximum Incentive:    Residential: Lesser of 50% of installed cost or $17,500;
  • Commercial: Lesser of 50% of installed cost or $87,500;
  • Gov’t, Schools, Nonprofits: Lesser of 65% of installed cost or $137,500
  • Eligible System Size:    Residential: up to 27.5 kW DC, but rebates limited to first 10 kW;
  • Non-residential: up to 2 MW DC, but rebates limited to first 50 kW;
  • Systems should be sized not to exceed annual electricity consumption; residential systems specifically must be sized not to exceed 105% of electricity consumption for prior 12 months
  • Equipment Requirements:    Systems must be new, UL-listed, and compliant with all applicable performance and safety standards; minimum twenty-year warranty on the panels and a five-year warranty on the inverter
  • Installation Requirements:    Installation must comply with all Federal, state and local codes; must be grid-connected and comply with New York’s Standard Interconnection Requirements
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:    LIPA
  • Funding Source:    LIPA Efficiency Long Island Program
  • Program Budget:    $15.3 million (2010 initial program budget)
  • Start Date:    2000
  • Web Site:     http://www.lipower.org/solar