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Federal Treasury Grant Available for Businesses

Prior to the financial crisis, many renewable energy projects relied upon third party tax equity investors to monetize the value of federal renewable energy incentives. The economic downturn dramatically reduced the availability of tax equity, severely limiting the financing available for renewable energy projects.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created the Treasury Grant Program, which allows the owner of commercial solar property to receive a 30 percent grant, in lieu of taking the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Applicants are eligible for the Treasury grant only if they commence construction on projects by December 31, 2010 and complete construction by December 31, 2016.

Please click here for the most current U.S. Treasury list of all renewable projects awarded a Treasury Grant. For more information from the U.S. Treasury on the 1603 grant program, click here.

Source:Solar Energy Industries Association

State/Utility Rebates

Now is the time to go solar.

In addition to the generous federal tax credit/treasury grant, California's utilities provide generous cash rebates for installing a solar electric generating system. See our case study to find out what these rebates could mean for you.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Since 1999 the LADWP Solar Incentive Program has encouraged the development of over 22 MW of solar power. LADWP's Solar Incentive Program is structured as a 10 step declining incentive, based on the amount of solar installed and connected to LADWP's grid. The proposed residential incentive schedule is shown in the table below. When the megawatt target is reached at the current step, the incentive rate will drop by $0.01 and be paid at the next Step rate. At the end of the 10 year program period the incentive rate will go to zero.

Currently, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the LADWP's rebate levels.Reductions have been forestalled by the Los Angeles City Council.Click here to see the article in the Solar Homes and Business Journal on 11/13/10.

However, as if November 24, 2010, the LADWP website explains, Due to high demand, the LADWP Solar Incentive Program is fully subscribed at this time for Commercial applicants. The LADWP Solar Group is unable to issue reservation confirmations according to the Solar Incentive Program Guidelines until funding becomes available. Newly received Commercial applications will be put on a waiting list in the order they are received and will be processed when funds become available.

For the most updated information on the LADWP's rebate program for your business, you can visit the LADWP website or call our office and speak with one of our solar experts. Our experts have many financial tools at their disposal to solar power your company, such as leasing, power purchase agreements and the sale of green power and carbon credits.

Southern California Edison

As part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $3.3 billion, Million Solar Roofs Program, California has set a goal to create 3,000 megawatts of new, solar-produced electricity by 2017 - moving the state toward a cleaner energy future while helping to lower the cost of "going solar."

You can support renewable energy and help save the environment when you take advantage of financial incentives for installing eligible photovoltaic systems, as part of the California Solar Initiative. In addition, you will play an important role helping the state move toward a cleaner energy future.

To find out more information on the current SCE incentive level for going solar,please refer to the CSI Incentive Trigger Tracker chart.

PLEASE NOTE: These rebates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lock in your incentives by going solar today!