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Poudre Valley REA - Photovoltaic Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/11/2013
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$1.50 per watt
Maximum Incentive:$4,500
Installation Requirements:PV panels must be installed at a tilt and azimuth designed to meet a minimum of 90% of the optimum orientation output. The system must be grid-tied and requires a 5-year warranty on the panels, inverter, and installation.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Poudre Valley REA
Program Budget:$27,000 for 2013
Web Site:

Poudre Valley REC is providing rebates to their residential customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes. This rebate program was timed to coincide with the Colorado Governor's Energy Office's (GEO) state-wide rebate program, and Poudre Valley REC customers are permitted to receive both rebates. Before receiving a rebate, applicants must have an energy audit of their home that includes a blower door test. The audit must be completed by a RESNET or BPI certified auditor. Recipient’s homes must have minimum insulation levels of R-38 for attics and ceilings, R- 13 for walls, and R-10 for footer and foundation insulation. Poudre Valley REC had limited funding for this program during 2011 and awarded rebates on a first-come, first served basis until the funding was exhausted. Applications for future funding are encouraged and will be placed in a queue in the order received.

  Photovoltaic Rebate Program
Poudre Valley REA
PO Box 272550
Fort Collins, CO 80527-2550
Phone: (970) 282-6463
Fax: (970) 226-2123
Web Site:
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