Place like Pahrump, Nevada have sun exposure virtually every day. Renewable energy strategies like solar & wind are becoming more main-stream by the day. The payback period, on the investment, tends to average 10 years. This fact coupled with ever-present grid integrity concerns makes this option more attractive.
Here’s an example:
Customers of Nevada Energy and other regional coops are offering renewable generations type rebates. This is an opportunity to get paid for installing solar, wind and hydro electric systems. Participants in the rebate program may also need to participate in metering programs.
To qualify, the systems must be new, installed by a certified and licensed contractor and meet safety guidelines. System components must meet UL, IEEE and warranty standards set by the utility. Systems are subject to inspection by the company at any time after installation.
Homeowners can get paid $2.10 per watt generated by their solar energy systems, up to a maximum of $10,500. The rebate for wind systems is $2.50 per watt for the first 10 kW and $1.50 per watt above 10 kW. Small Business, Agriculture, Public Buildings and Schools are also eligible under the program. The incentive is paid when the installation project is complete.
Customers must apply for the rebate and be approved prior to installing the system. Nevada Energy limits the number of projects that it approves for the program and approves applications on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To collect the incentive, participants need to provide a building permit, a voltage verification form, copies of all invoices and a signed net metering agreement. If changes in the project equipment, contractor, location of the equipment or other project details occurred between application and completion, a change order form may also be required.
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