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TEP - Residential Solar Water Heating Incentive   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/02/2014
Program Overview:
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Maximum Incentive:$1,750
Equipment Requirements:Must be rated by SRCC and certified to OG-300 standards
Installation Requirements:See program website
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:TEP
Funding Source:RES Surchage
Program Budget:2014: $60,000
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Note: The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently approved modifications to this program. The 2014 budget includes $60,000 for solar water heating incentives. Solar PV incentives are no longer available. 

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) offers an incentive of $0.40 per kilowatt hour (kWh) saved for solar water heaters. The maximum incentive is $1,750. Applications for the 2014 program year will be accepted until available funds have been depleted. Systems must meet TEP's equipment qualifications to receive the incentive. See program website for more information.

Program History
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) created the SunShare Program in 2001 to encourage residential and business customers to install new photovoltaic (PV) equipment. TEP transitioned away from their original incentive structure for PV and added incentives for a variety of other technologies in May 2008 under the new Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program (RECPP). The program was substantially changed again in 2013 by eliminating all commercial incentives and all incentives for non-solar renewable energy technologies, and again in 2014 by eliminating the solar PV incentives. TEP offers these incentives in exchange for the renewable energy certificates they generate.

  Blanka Anderson
Tucson Electric Power
3950 E. Irvington Road
Mailstop RC 116
Tucson, AZ 85702
Phone: (520) 918-8296
Web Site:
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