Oncor Electric Delivery – PV Incentive Program

Oncor Electric Delivery – PV Incentive Program;
State: Texas

  • Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Must be an Oncor Customer
  • Amount: Residential: $2.25/W DC (STC)
  • Non-residential: $1.75/W DC (STC)
  • Maximum Incentive: Residential: $22,500
  • Non-residential: $175,000
  • Eligible System Size: 1 kW – 2,000 kW (interconnection and net metering limit); system must be sized so that estimated production does not exceed annual on-site energy consumption.
  • Equipment Requirements: Modules must be UL-1703 certified and be warranted for at least 10 years to produce at least 90% of their rated power output, and at least 20 years to produce at least 80% of their rated power output; inverters must be UL-1741 certified; systems must have an all-inclusive five-year warranty against breakdown or degradation of more than 10% from rated output; revenue-grade, bi-directional solar meter required to measure system output; lockable external disconnect switch required.
  • Installation Requirements: Systems must be grid-connected and installed on the customer’s side of the meter; estimated system performance must be at least 80% of optimal, unshaded output as measured by PVWatts; Must use Service Provider from Oncor’s registered Service Provider list (specific eligibility requirements).
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Customer initially, but Oncor reserves right to claim RECs produced by rebated systems at a later date
  • Program Budget: Total (2010): $14.6 million
  • Through April 2010: $3,536,796 (residential); $4,151,891 (non-residential)
  • June 2010 addition: $3,449,121 (residential); $3,449,121 (non-residential)
  • Program Start Date: 02/02/2009 (initial program start date)
  • Program Expiration Date: 2010 program currently closed to new applications
  • Web Site: http://www.txreincentives.com/opv/


Steve Wiese – Oncor PV Program
Oncor’s Take a Load Off, Texas Solar PV Program
1515 S Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 653-9651
E-Mail: steve.wiese@cleanenergyassociates.com