Puerto Rico - State Energy Program - Sun Energy Rebate Program (Puerto Rico)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Puerto Rico

Name Puerto Rico - State Energy Program - Sun Energy Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-08-03
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar PV: Residential and Commercial 4/watt (DC)
Solar PV: Residential and Commercial 4/watt (DC)

Eligible System Size Solar PV: greater than or equal to 2 kW (DC)
Equipment Requirements All equipment must be new and carry a minimum 5-year installation warranty and comply with the Energy Affairs Administration regulations. The equipment must be permanently installed for a period of at least ten years.
Start Date 2010-01-01
Expiration Date When funding is exhausted
The date "When funding is exhausted" was not understood.

Installation Requirements Must be installed by certified installers (by the Energy Affairs Administration) and comply with PREPA interconnection and net metering regulations.

Maximum Incentive Solar PV: Residential - Up to 50% of the project costs or 30,000 (whichever is lower)

Solar PV: Commercial - Up to 50% of the project costs or 200,000 (whichever is lower)

Program Administrator Autoridad Para El Financiamiento de la Infraestructura
Website http://www.gobierno.pr/AAE/Inicio/Default.htm

References DSIRE[1]


This program is closed; the information is for reference only. The Energy Affairs Administration announced in November 2010 that any application received after October 1, 2010 is placed on a waiting list. It is unlikely that wait listed programs will be funded, as the Energy Affairs Administration announced that they have received applications that exceed available funding by 250%. As of May 31, 2010 this rebate is no longer available for government applicants.

Through the State Energy Program and with funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Energy Affairs Administration (EAA) has developed with the Puerto Rican Infrastructure Financing Authority (AFI) several rebate programs.

The Sun Energy Program offers rebates to eligible homeowners, businesses, and organizations that properly install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to produce electricity. Applicants must seek at least three quotes for their project from certified installers (see the EAA's website for a list). Applicants must submit the application form to reserve the rebate prior to making any expenditures. Eligible project costs include the solar PV equipment (excluding batteries), design and engineering costs, installation costs, and interconnection and permitting costs. No building-modification costs will be eligible.

Documentation required to reserve a rebate includes: 1. The Applicant Rebate Reservation Form 2. The Installer Information and Site Sketch Form 3. Completed Vendor Information Form 4. Copies of the project price quotes 5. Proof of ownership (such as the property title deed) or if the applicant is a tenant, copy of the rent agreement and property owner's written permission to install the PV system 6. Copy of the applicant's identification 7. Copies of the last six utility bills 8. Photos of the facility where equipment will be installed

If approved, the applicant will receive a "Rebate Reservation Notice" letter with the approved rebate amount. Once that letter is issued, the applicant has 15 days to sign the "Rebate Agreement" and 6 months to complete the installation, connect to the grid, and undergo AFI/EAA inspection. The AFI/EAA Installation Certificate will be required documentation along with the Rebate Claim Form for the applicant to receive the rebate payment. Extensions may be granted according to program rules.

Rebate recipients are not eligible for any energy-related Puerto Rican tax credits, local incentives, or other energy assistance (other than the revolving loan program of the Economic Development Bank of Puerto Rico and the Solar Water Heater Rebate program for residential projects). Residential Sun Energy recipients are eligible to apply for the Solar Thermal rebate if they are also installing solar thermal. See the full program regulations for additional information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name ARRA-SEP Information AFI
Department Autoridad Para El Financiamiento de la Infraestructura
Division (AFI)
Address Capital Center, North Tower, 16th Floor
Address 2 235 Arterial Hostos Avenue
Place San Juan, Puerto Rico
Zip/Postal Code 00918-1454
Phone (877) 988-8253

Website http://www.afi.gobierno.pr/

  • 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)"

Rebates Grants Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Residential $/KW $4,000
PV Commercial $/KW $4,000
PV Rating DC
PV Residential % Max 50%
PV Commercial % Max 50%
PV Non-profit % Max 50%
PV Residential Min KW 2
PV Commercial Min KW 2

PV Residential Max $ $30,000
PV Commercial Max $ $200,000

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


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