Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative - Renewable Energy Rebates (Texas)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative - Renewable Energy Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional, Must be a GVEC member
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 2.00/watt

Solar Water Heaters: 1,000/unit
Solar Water Wells: 750/unit
Wind-electric: 1.00/watt

Eligible System Size No minimum specified, PV and wind limited to 20 kW
Equipment Requirements Equipment must be new, other requirements vary by technology: PV modules must be listed as eligible by California Energy Commission (CEC) and PV systems must have a 1 year warranty from the installer, and a manufacturer’s warranty of 20 years on solar panels and 5 years on the inverter; solar water heaters must be SRCC certified and have a min 5-yr warranty on all major components; wind systems must be UL certified and have a 5-year manufacturer's warranty

Installation Requirements Systems must be installed by an approved contractor; solar water heaters must pre-heat water for an permanently installed electric water heater

Maximum Incentive PV: 8,000

Solar Water Heaters: 1,000
Solar Water Wells: 750
Wind-electric: 6,000

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not specified

Program Administrator Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: The PV rebate is currently closed.

The Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) offers rebates to its member customers for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems, solar water heaters, solar water wells, and wind electric systems within its service territory. In order to be eligible under the current program, systems must be installed after January 1, 2014. Rebate amounts and limitations vary by technology.

In order to qualify for a rebate, systems must be new and meet a variety of equipment, warranty, and installation requirements that vary by technology. All units must be installed by a program approved contractor according to the manufacturer's specified procedures and codes.

Grid-connected renewable electricity systems must meet the standards of the National Electric Code (NEC) as well as the GVEC's own interconnection rules, code, and by-laws. Interconnection will take place at the GVEC's dual-register meter and electricity produced by the system will be purchased by the GVEC at the utility's renewable energy rate (i.e., not a net metering arrangement). The utility reserves to the right to inspect rebated systems in order to verify that they comply with program guidelines.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Assistance - GVEC Rebate Program
Department Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative
Address PO Box 118
Place Gonzales, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78629
Phone (800) 223-4832


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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