Renewable Rewards Program (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on January 5, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Renewable Rewards Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Solar PV and Solar Thermal: 2,400

Geothermal Heat Pump: 650/unit

Eligible System Size Solar PV: 0.5 kW minimum
Equipment Requirements All systems must have a 5-year warranty.

Solar PV: Must be listed on Qualified Module or Inverter list.
Solar Hot Water: Must be SRCC OG-300 compliant.
Geothermal Heat Pump: Must have an EER rating equal or greater than 15 and COP equal or greater than 3.5. Must be AHRI rates or equivalent and have multi-stage compressor.

Start Date 01/01/2014 (current application)
Expiration Date 12/31/2014 (current applications)
Funding Source Focus On Energy Program
Installation Requirements Solar PV: Must be installed within 45 degrees of due south, with a panel tilt between 10-50 degrees, less than 10% obstacle shading. Must be installed by a professional contractor.

Solar Hot Water: Collector must be installed within 90 degrees of due south and less than 20% obstacle shading. Must be installed by a professional contractor.
Geothermal Heat Pump: Must follow ACCA Standard 5 Quality Installation.

Maximum Incentive Geothermal Heat Pump: 650

Program Budget $26,000 (Through the end of 2014)

Program Administrator Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The Program this year is not doing the reservation application process .

Focus on Energy offers rebates for residential renewable energy systems including geothermal heat pumps, solar electric (PV), and solar hot water heaters. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available.

Once receiving a confirmation, the equipment must be installed within 10 weeks. A final Reward Application must be submitted after the installation. For the 2014 program, all equipment must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, and Reward Applications must also be received by Focus on Energy by January 31, 2015, or 30 days after the date of installation, whichever comes first. All systems must have at least a 5-year warranty.

The solar electric (PV) rebate is $600/kW DC rated capacity. All systems must be at least 0.5 kW in size and listed on the Qualified Module or Inverter list. The rated capacity must be determined by the PV USA Test Conditions value on the associated list. The system must be installed within 45 degrees of due south and with a panel tilt between 10-50 degrees. Obstacle shading must be less than 10% as measured by an industry accepted tool. The maximum reward is $2,400.

The solar water heater rebate is $0.35/kWh saved or $6/Therm saved. All systems must be compliant with the Solar Rating Certificate Council (SRCC) OG-300 installation schematics and equipment inventory requirements. Collectors must be installed within 90 degrees of due south and have an obstacle shading of less than 20% as measured by an industry acceptable tool. The system must be used only to heat domestic hot water. The maximum reward is $1,200.

Geothermal rebates are set at $600/unit. All systems must have an Energy Efficiency Ratio of 15 or more, a Coefficient of Performance of 3.5 or more, and must be AHRI-rated or a similar independent rating. Installations must follow ACCA Standard 5 Quality Installation standards. The system must be the primary heating and cooling source for the home.

Additional program information and application materials are available on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Focus On Energy - Renewable Energy Program

Address 1 S Pinckney
Address 2 Suite 340
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53703
Phone (800) 762-7077


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


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