Texas renewable and solar energy incentives

Texas Wind and Solar Energy Incentives

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems (Residential/Commercial)

Renewable Rewards Buyback Program – Green Mountain Energy (Residential)

Subscribers of Green Mountain Energy who buy electricity through the Renewable Rewards product may enroll in this program.  The program is comparable to a net metering agreement.

Renewable Rewards program details:

Utility Rebate Programs (Residential/Commercial)

Texas offers various rebate programs through its energy distribution companies for city residents and subscribers of participating utilities.

Net Metering – Austin Energy (Residential/Commercial)

Net metering is available to subscribers of Austin Energy with renewable energy systems.

Federal Tax Credit (Residential/Commercial)

Taxpayers are granted a personal tax credit of 30% of the total expenses, which include installation of residential solar-electric systems, solar thermal systems, fuel cells and labor expenses.  Residential wind energy installations and geothermal pumps are also subject to a tax exemption.

Federal Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Residential)

Energy-Efficient Mortgages (Residential)

With this federal loan program, homeowners may utilize energy-efficient mortgages (EEM) to either supplement or completely fund renewable energy systems.

Example: 4KW System – Residential Installation Cost

Average Electric Bill: $250/mo

Projected Annual Bill Escalation: 5%

Cost Per Watt: $6.50

Savings of 30% on the total cost of your solar system through incentives

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