Oncor Electric Delivery - Solar Water Heating Incentive Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Oncor Electric Delivery - Solar Water Heating Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential, State Government, Tribal Government, Must be an Oncor electric customer
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-12-21
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Residential (existing): $230.04 + ($0.38/kWh of expected electricity savings)

Residential (new construction): $214.70 + ($0.35/kWh of expected electricity savings) Non-residential (existing): ($547.71/kW of expected electric demand reduction) + ($0.38/kWh of expected electricity savings) Non-residential (new construction): ($511.20/kW of expected electric demand reduction) + ($0.35/kWh of expected electricity savings) Low-income: 95% of system costs

Equipment Requirements Residential: SRCC OG-300 certification

Non-residential: SRCC OG-300 certification or designed with OG-100 certified collectors
All collectors must have a 10-year warranty.

Start Date 2009
Expiration Date 2011-12-15

Installation Requirements System must supplement an existing electric water heating system and be installed by a participating service provider

Maximum Incentive Residential (general): No maximum

Non-residential (general): No maximum
Low-income residential: 3,800

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Oncor reserves the right to claim renewable energy credits (RECs) or other environmental attributes produced by rebated systems

Program Budget $441,363 (2010, total available incentives for both residential and non-residential)

Program Administrator ICF Resources, LLC on behalf of Oncor
Website http://www.texassolarwaterheating.com

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The program will not be available in 2012. The summary and this record are for information only.

Oncor Electric Delivery offers rebates to its residential and non-residential customers for the installation of qualifying solar water heating systems that supplement an existing electric water heater. New construction is eligible, but only if the home is not equipped with gas service or if the non-residential building is not constructed with a central gas space heating system. Pool heating devices are not eligible for a rebate under this program. The commercial property meter must have an annual peak load of 250 kilowatts (kW) or less in order to qualify for an incentive through this program.

The rebate amount will vary depending on the system’s predicted energy performance. Typical residential incentive levels are between $1,400 and $2,700, while commercial incentives tend to fall between $800 to $1,500 for smaller systems and $2,400 to $6,500 for larger systems. Incentives are calculated based on the expected performance. The residential incentive amounts listed above are for SRCC OG-300 certified (required) systems and may be adjusted based on sub-optimal orientation of the array. The non-residential incentives amounts listed above are for both SRCC OG-300 certified systems and other systems that use SRCC OG-100 certified collectors. See the program website for details.

In order to be eligible for a rebate, systems must be meet product certification requirements (see above), and all installations must be performed by a participating service provider. Rebates will be paid directly to the service provider and reflected as a deduction from the installation cost on the customer’s invoice. Qualifying low-income customers may be eligible for an incentive of 95% of the installed system costs, with a maximum incentive level of $3,800. Note: as of May 1, 2011 low-income rebates are fully reserved.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - Oncor's Solar Water Heating Program

Address One Legacy Town Center
Address 2 7160 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 340
Place Plano, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 75024
Phone (469) 467-4425

Email texassolarwaterheating@icfi.com
Website http://www.texassolarwaterheating.com

  • 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)"