We offer solar photovoltaic (PV) rebates and commercial incentives to encourage our customers to install solar energy systems.
In addition, we administer solar projects and funding in cooperation with state and national organizations. These incentives help diversify electric generation with clean, renewable energy and help develop the clean energy industry
Austin Energy makes no financial commitment to rebate applicants until a signed Letter of Intent is issued. Rebate funding is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to program budget constraints. Any application for which funding is not available will be returned to the applicant.
Remaining Rebate Funding Status
Solar rebate dollars spent to date during FY 14 are shown below against a budget of $6 million. The graph also reports on projects that have been reserved but not yet funded. Reservations can be issued in one fiscal year for execution in the following fiscal year. Therefore, the “Reserved” marker does not indicate a depletion of funds nor potential program closure. Fiscal Year 2014 ends September 30, 2014. Check this page often for updates.
Solar in the Community
As of Oct 2013 Austin Energy supports more than 2,750 customer-owned solar energy systems, 141 commercial projects, 44 school projects, and 45 municipal projects. Together, these represent 12.3 megawatts of generation capacity. In addition, more than 36 new solar installation companies have developed in Austin since 2004, creating approximately 600 green jobs.
Learn more about our:
Residential photovoltaic rebates
Commercial solar incentives
Solar water heater rebates
You can apply for both a solar PV loan and
Power Saver™ Program—Saving Energy Together