ODOD - Residential Renewable Energy Grants (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name ODOD - Residential Renewable Energy Grants
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: 5/W DC; Solar Water Heat: 5/100 BTU/Day; Wind: 2.75/W

Start Date 2004

Installation Requirements Solar PV projects must be installed by NABCEP certified installers.

Maximum Incentive 25,000 (single family); 50,000 (multi-family)

Program Administrator Ohio Department of Development
Website http://www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/oee/ELFGrant.htm

References DSIRE[1]


Note: Funding for this program has been exhausted for 2005. Beginning in January 2006, there will be a limited amount of grant funding available for residential renewable retrofits in Ohio. For more information, visit www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/oee/elfgrant.htm or call: toll-free 1-866-728-6749 or 614-644-8864. This site will be updated when program details become available.

With funding from Ohio's Energy Loan Fund (ELF), the Ohio Office of Energy Efficiency is soliciting applications for grants to install renewable-energy projects at or on single-family or multi-family homes in the service territories of the state's five investor-owned electric distribution companies -- American Electric Power (Columbus and Southern Power and Ohio Power); CINergy (Cincinnati Gas and Electric); Dayton Power and Light; First Energy (Cleveland Electric Illuminating, Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison); and Monongahela Power (Allegheny Power).

Solar-electric (PV), solar thermal and wind projects located in Ohio are eligible for funding. However, energy efficiency must be demonstrated according to guidelines outlined by the OH Department of Development. PV projects will receive a maximum of $5.00/watt DC; wind projects will receive a maximum of $2.75/watt; and solar-thermal projects will receive a maximum of $5.00 per 100 BTU per day. Solar PV projects must be installed by NABCEP certified installers.

Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2005, on a continuing basis. Awards will be made to qualifying projects until available funds are exhausted. Funds will be disbursed on a pro-rata schedule: 60% upon execution of grant agreement; 20% upon installation with supporting documentation; 20% upon submittal to the OEE and acceptance by the OEE of one year’s project performance data.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for an ELF-linked deposit to finance the balance of project costs. See the ELF program web site for more information on these incentives.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ORC § 4928.61 et seq.
Date Effective 2004
Date Enacted 2003 (amended)

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Preston Boone
Department Ohio Department of Development
Division Ohio Energy Resources Division
Address 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Address 2 PO Box 1001
Place Columbus, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 43216-1001

Email Preston.Boone@development.ohio.gov
Website http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm

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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"