CLAIM CPS ENERGY SOLAR REBATE BY GETTING SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED NOW

CLAIM CPS ENERGY SOLAR REBATE BY GETTING SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED NOW

There are 3 easy steps to claiming the solar rebate by CPS Energy:

 

CPS SOLAR REBATE DISAPPEARING FAST

CPS Energy  solar rebate has allocated additional $15M in solar rebates starting April 19, 2017. The funds are allocated $9M for Residential and $6M for Commercial.

The rebate incentive is up to $0.70/AC Watt for systems that use locally-manufactured components.

  • $0.60/AC Watt base incentive
  • $0.08/AC Watt premium for modules installed by local installers
  • $0.02/AC Watt premium for inverters installed by local installers

CPS ENERGY HAS AN AMAZING SOLAR REBATE

The current rebate limits of $25,000 for residential projects and $80,000 for commercial remain in place. Rebates are also capped at 50% of project cost.

GREAT NEWS; Renewable Republic is a local installer.  The rebate for non-local installers is reduced to 75% of the local installer rebate amount, starting at $0.45 per ac watt, applicable to both residential and commercial projects.

Once the solar system project is installed, as a homeowner, you can take advantage of the 30% Tax Credit that was recently extended by congress.  Thae tax credit incentive will be sticking around for a limited time, SO ACT NOW to get the lowest possible price on solar power while it is still available!

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F.A.Q. FOR  CPS ENERGY SOLAR REBATE & SOLAR PANEL SYSTEMS

Do the modules need to be mounted on my roof?

  • PV modules are often mounted on the roof, but they can also be mounted on the ground. Ground mounted systems are a better choice if the house/roof is shaded, or if dormers or other obstructions limit available roof space.

If I do expand the size of my system, can I apply for another rebate?

  • Yes, applications for increasing the size of a system, are subject to the Application Procedures, Terms & Conditions, Rebate Tiers, and other solar rebate program criteria in place at the time of acceptance. If I build a large enough PV project, can I sell the excess energy to my neighbors?

CPS Energy has not opted into competition, and is not subjected to some of the same rulings as “electric utilities” that are competitive by state law. Therefore, excess energy, from any source, cannot be sold by one individual to another individual but can only be sold back to CPS Energy.

What happens during an electric outage?

  • For any type of electric outage, only solar energy systems with battery backup will continue to have power. Systems without battery backup, by law and CPS Energy standards, must shut down until the outage has been restored.

Who will help me apply for the CPS Energy Solar Initiative Rebate?

  • Your chosen CPS Energy Participating Solar Installer Renewable Republic will assist in the rebate application process to help secure these rebates for you.

How long does it take to install a PV system?

  • The typical installation time for a residential system is from 2 to 5 days. Systems that are mounted on the ground or systems with batteries are more complex, and might take longer. Most of the installation time is spent on the outside of your house, so there should be little disturbance to you. The installation of commercial systems may take several weeks to over a month to install, depending upon size and type of installation.

How durable is a solar energy system?

  • Solar energy system modules must pass a set of standard test for durability. They are built to withstand winds of up to 125 miles per hour and 1-inch hail.

Can I add battery backup at a later date?

  • Yes. If you start with a system that has battery backup, it’s easy to add more. However, if you start with a system that does not have battery backup, it may be rather expensive to add later as those types of systems require a different type of inverter.

Do I need approval from my homeowners’ association?

  • Yes. Check with your homeowners association first. If there are covenants and/or restrictions in your neighborhood regarding solar energy systems, you cannot receive a rebate. If your homeowners association is considering allowing such systems and would like more information, please have them contact CPS Energy.

Which type of modules or inverter should I choose?

  • Many different types of modules and inverters are available. Consult with your CPS Energy Solar Installer to determine which type of module and inverter will best meet your goals. For the purposes of the CPS Energy Solar Initiative rebate program, all equipment chosen must be new and listed on the California Energy Commission list of approved modules and approved inverters. Related Topic: Consumer Energy Center

Can I add to the size of my solar energy system later?

  • Yes, CPS Energy will allow for existing system owners to increase or add on to their existing system.

What is the typical warranty on a solar energy system?

  • Most solar energy system modules will carry a 20-30 year warranty and the inverter typically carries a 5-year warranty. Refer to the Solar Rebate Program Terms & Conditions for rebate requirements.

Do solar energy systems require maintenance?

  • For the most part, both solar electric and solar water heating systems are passive systems. However, to keep them working at optimal performance it is recommended the panels are kept clear of dust and debris – this can be accomplished by taking a hose and spraying down the panels. CPS Energy recommends consulting with your installer or the manufacturer regarding the maintenance of your solar energy systems.

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