Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 07/11/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
||Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
||Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
|Amount:||PV: $1 per watt |
Solar Water Heating: $15 per square foot of collector area
|Maximum Incentive:||PV: $10,000 |
Solar Water Heating: $1,200
|Eligible System Size:||PV: .5 kW - 10 kW|
|Equipment Requirements:||PV: Must be new, UL-listed, in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards|
Inverters must carry a minimum 5-year warranty
Panels must carry a 20-year warranty
Solar Water Heating: Must be new, SRCC OG-100 rated
Collectors must have 5-year warranty
All other components must have 1-year warranty
|Installation Requirements:||Systems must be installed by a licensed, qualified professional|
An energy audit must be conducted prior to installation
Owatanna Public Utilities provides incentives for their residential and commercial customers to install photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems. Qualifying PV systems can earn $1 per watt; eligible solar water heating systems can earn $15 per square foot of collector area.
In order to obtain eligibility, customers must agree to a net-metering and interconnection contract with Owatanna Public Utilities. An energy audit must be performed prior to system installation and results shared with OPU.
Incentives are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. OPU obtains the right to withdraw the program at any time without notice.
Application forms with additional information are available on the program web site.
Customer Service - OPU|
Owatonna Public Utilities
208 South Walnut Avenue
PO Box 800
Owatonna, MN 55060-0800
Phone: (507) 451-2480
Fax: (507) 451-4940
Web Site: http://www.owatonnautilities.com
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