Tennessee Solar Incentives

Tennessee Solar Institute – Solar Installation Grant Program;

State: Tennessee

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Non-profit, Agricultural
  • Amount: $2.00/W (1 to 30 kW); $1.50/W (greater than 30 kW to 60 kW); $1.00/W (greater than 60 kW to 200 kW)
  • Maximum Incentive: $245,000
  • Eligible System Size: 1 kW to 200 kW (DC)
  • Equipment Requirements: Systems must be listed by nationally recognized testing laboratory (UL- listed), and be compliant with IEEE standards, or other NRTL standards and comply with UL 1703 standard. Inverters must be certified as meeting IEEE 1547 and UL 1741.
  • Installation Requirements: Must be completed by a Tennessee licensed electrician (the electrical work associated with the solar installation). Must comply with codes and standards. Systems must install a data acquisition system. For systems over 30 kW, the electrical design must stamped by a Tennessee licensed PE. Ground mounted allowed for systems less than 60 kW (DC).
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not addressed.
  • Funding Source: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) State Energy Program (SEP)
  • Program Budget: $9,000,000
  • Program Start Date: 06/21/2010
  • Program Expiration Date: When funding is exhausted
  • Web Site: http://solar.tennessee.edu