Indiana Rebates

Here are some local Solar Facts

  • Solar Exposure per day per KWinstalled (insolation): 5.43 kWh
  • Average cost of electricity in your area: $0.12 per kWh
  • Expected Annual Energy Yield per installed kW: 1,592.07 kWh
  • Average Annual Cost savings per installed kW (residental): $144.79
  • Average Annual Cost savings per installed kW (commercial): $115.03

Costs & Payback Analysis

  • Payback period on average: 12.5 years
  • Required System Size on average : 8.40kW

Federal Government Tax Credit

  • Will help you apply for a 30% Tax Credit.
  • Start by downloading the form directly from the IRS.

Indiana Solar Incentive Programs Growing Fast

While California is the leader in green energy and will be for many more years, Indiana is making huge strides towards offering a bunch of f financial solar incentives to residents, schools, and businesses.

The goal is that Indiana can develop its renewable energy infrastructure by making green living more affordable and easier for even the average “Hoosier” to afford.

One of Indianas fastest growing installers and educators is Solar Energy Solar, LLC. As a solar integrator and distributor of PV products, Solar Energy Systems has partnered with top solar module and PV inverter manufacturers to offer the highest quality, cutting-edge products on the planet.

Indiana Solar Financial Incentives

Heres a list of Indiana PV programs and other solar power incentives Hoosiers should know about:

Indiana Solar Energy Systems – Indiana Solar IncentivesThe biggest player in the green energy race in the state of Indiana is the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) who has been putting into place rules and regulations that are making some serious changes to embrace the green economy.

Green Building Incentive

City of Bloomington Sustainable Development Incentives

Incentive Type: Green Building Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Construction
Start Date: 2006
Web Site: http://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php?document_id=
Authority 1:
Date Enacted: Bloomington Unified Development Ordinance 20.05.049
2006

City of Indianapolis Green Building Incentive Program

Incentive Type: Green Building Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Whole House Fans
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Geothermal Direct-Use
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Start Date: 08/01/2010
Web Site: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/SustainIndy/Green/Pages/GreenBu

Local Loan Program

City of Indianapolis EcoHouse Project

State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Local Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Unspecified Technologies, Whole House Fans
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Low-Income Residential
Maximum Incentive: $15,000
Funding Source: The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; State Energy Program
Program Budget: $10,000,000
Start Date: 2011
Expiration Date: 2014
Web Site: https://www.inhp.org/loans/Home-Improvement/EcoHouse

Performance-Based Incentive

NIPSCO Feed-In Tariff

Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount: Wind 100kW or less: $0.17/kWh
Wind 100kW-2MW: $0.10/kWh
Solar 10kW or less: $0.30/kWh
Solar 10kW-2MW: $0.26/kWh
Biomass 5MW or less: $0.106/kWh
Hydroelectric 1MW or less: $0.12/kWh
Non-biomass facilities greater than 2 MW are subject to a formula rate
Maximum Incentive: Rates may not exceed the published tariff rate
Terms: Contract length shall not exceed 15 years
Purchase rate for energy shall be subject to an escalator of 2% per year
Eligible System Size: 5 kW-5 MW
Facilities less than 5 kW may qualify at NIPSCOs discretion
Equipment Requirements: Hydroelectric facilities must be new
Biomass must be operated with a sustainable resource
Installation Requirements: All facilities must meet NIPSCOs interconnection standards and agreement
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: NIPSCO maintains the renewable energy credit
Start Date: 07/13/2011
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013
Web Site: http://www.nipsco.com/Our-Services/Connecting-to-the-Grid.aspx
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective: Experimental Rate 665, Revised Sheet No. 104
12/21/2012
12/27/2012

Personal Deduction

Income Tax Deduction for Solar-Powered Roof Vents or Fans

Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar-powered roof vent or fan, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount: 50% of the cost of materials and labor
Maximum Incentive: $1,000
Start Date: 01/01/2009
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective: Ind. Code § 6-3-2-5.3
07/2009
01/01/2009
Authority 2:
Date Enacted: IN DOR Information Bulletin #105
12/2009
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Property Tax Incentive

Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Geothermal Direct-Use
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount: Solar Thermal and Solar Space Heat installed before 2012: Out-of-pocket expenditures by the owner for the components and labor
Wind, Hydroelectric, and Geothermal: The value of the device
Solar Thermal, Solar PV, and other Solar Energy Systems installed after 2011: The value of the device
Start Date: 03/01/2010
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/oed/2379.htm
Authority 1:
Date Enacted: Ind. Code § 6-1.1-12-26 et seq.
1975 (subsequently amended)

Sales Tax Incentive

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Electrical Generating Equipment

Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Authority 1: IC 6-2.5-5-3(b)
Authority 2: IC 6-2.5-3-4(a)
Authority 3: 45 IAC 2.2-5-8(c)
Authority 4:
Date Enacted: Revenue Ruling #2009-06ST
06/10/2009

State Grant Program

Community Conservation Challenge

State: Indiana
Incentive Type: State Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Boilers, Central Air conditioners, CHP/Cogeneration, Compressed air, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Led Exit Signs, LED Lighting, Traffic Signals
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Small Hydroelectric, Geothermal Direct-Use
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount: $25,000-$150,000
Maximum Incentive: $150,000
Program Budget: $500,000
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/oed/2645.htm

State Rebate Program

Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebates

Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Roofs, Motor VFDs, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount: Lighting: $2-$213
Occupancy Sensors: $30
Air Conditioners: $30/ton
Heat Pumps: $50/ton
Chillers: $30/ton
VFDs: $40/hp
Commercial Kitchen Equipment: $20-$2,700
Cool Roof: $0.10/sq. ft.
Maximum Incentive: $20,000 per account/premise
Requests for higher incentives will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Eligible System Size: Cool Roofs: Entire roof must be 60,000 sq. ft. or less
Equipment Requirements: Lighting fixtures and lamps must operate a minimum of 1,500 hours annually
Cool Roof: Must meet program technical guidelines
Start Date: 1/2/2012
Web Site: https://energizingindiana.com/programs/commercial-industrial-reba
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Utility Loan Program

South Central Indiana REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program

State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Windows, Emergency Back-up Generators, Electric Thermal Storage Units
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount: $2,000 $10,000
Maximum Incentive: $10,000
Terms: Rate: 6%
Repayment: up to 72 months
No interest of payment required for first 6 months
Web Site: http://www.sciremc.com/efficiencyResources/loanProgram.aspx

Community Conversation Grants

The Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) is a competitve grant program that offers funds for projects that demonstrate measurable improvements in energy efficiency or renewable energy, result in a reduction in energy demand, fuel consumption or petroleum use, or involve the implementation of an energy recycling process.

CCC grants provide a range of funding from $25,000 to $150,000 for the implementation of highly leveraged, unique, and visible community energy conservation projects. Eligible grantees include local units of government, school corporations, businesses, universities, and nonprofit agencies in Indiana. Successful applicants utilize one or more of the following eligible technologies:

  • Alternative fuel vehicle fleets
  • Combined heat and power
  • Biomass
  • Energy efficiency
  • Solar
  • Traffic signal retrofits
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wind energy

Utility Rebate Program

Wabash Valley Power Association (28 Member Cooperatives) Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program
Wabash Valley Power Association (28 Member Cooperatives) Residential Energy Efficiency Program
Bartholomew County REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Carroll County REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Citizens Gas Commercial Efficiency Rebates
Citizens Gas Residential Efficiency Rebates
Clark County REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Dubois REC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Duke Energy Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Duke Energy Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Harrison County REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Indiana Michigan Power Commercial and Industrial Rebates Program
Indiana Michigan Power Energy Savings Rebate Program
Indianapolis Power & Light Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Indianapolis Power & Light Business Energy Incentives Program
Indianapolis Power & Light Residential Energy Incentives Program
Indianapolis Power & Light Small-Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program
Jackson County REMC Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Jasper County REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Jay County REMC Geothermal and Air-source Heat Pump Rebate Program
Johnson County REMC Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Johnson County REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Kosciusko REMC Residential Geothermal and Air-source Heat Pump Rebate Program
LaGrange County REMC Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Marshall County REMC Geothermal and Add-on Heat Pump Rebate Program
Miami-Cass REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
NineStar Connect Residential Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program
NIPSCO (Gas & Electric) Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
NIPSCO (Gas) Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
NIPSCO Existing Facility Retrofit Rebate Program
NIPSCO New Facility Efficiency Rebate Program
Northeastern REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Ohio Valley Gas Corporation Residential and Small Commercial Natural Gas Incentive Program
Orange County REMC Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program
Parke County REMC Energy Efficient Equipment Rebate Program
RushShelby Energy Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
South Central Indiana REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Southeastern Indiana REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Southern Indiana Power Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Tipmont REMC Energy Efficiency Equipment Rebate Program
Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Vectren Energy Deliver of Indiana (Electric) Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana (Electric) Commercial New Construction Rebates
Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana (Gas) Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates
Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana (Gas) Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates
Wabash County REMC Residential Geothermal and Air-source Heat Pump Rebate Program
White County REMC Residential Geothermal Heat Pump Rebate Program
WIN Energy REMC Residential Rebate Program

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Rules, Regulations & Policies

Building Energy Code

Building Energy Code

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

Electric Efficiency Standard

Energy Standards for Public Buildings

City of Bloomington Green Building Requirements for Municipal Buildings
Energy Efficient State Building Initiative

Interconnection

Interconnection Standards

Net Metering

Net Metering

Renewables Portfolio Standard

Clean Energy Portfolio Goal

Solar/Wind Access Policy

Solar Easements & Rights Laws

Related Programs & Initiatives

Alternative Fuels Data Center
The U.S. Department of Energys Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision-makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

Green Power Network
The U.S. Department of Energys Green Power Network provides news and information on green power markets and activities, including opportunities to buy green power. This site provides state-by-state information on green power marketing and utility green power programs. In addition, the site lists marketers of renewable energy credits (RECs), also known as green tags or renewable energy certificates, which represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects.

Weatherization Assistance Program
The U.S. Department of Energys Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. Through this program, weatherization service providers install energy-efficiency measures in the homes of qualifying homeowners free of charge. The WAP program web site offers a state-by-state map of opportunities, projects and activities.

Wind Powering America
The U.S. Department of Energys Wind Powering America site provides state-by-state information on wind projects and activities, including wind working groups, validated wind maps, anemometer loan programs, small wind guides, state-specific news, wind for schools, workshops and web casts.

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