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San Miguel Power Association - Renewable Energy Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/23/2013
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit
Amount:PV and Wind: $1.00 per watt DC
Solar Water Heating: $1,500
Maximum Incentive:Residential PV: $3,000, or 50% of the cost
Commercial PV: $10,000, or 50% of the cost
Small Wind: $3,000, or 50% of the cost
Eligible System Size:Residential Wind and PV Systems: 100% of consumption history or 10 kW, whichever is less.
Commercial Wind and PV Systems: 100% of consumption history or 25 kW, whichever is less.
Solar Water Heating Systems: Minimum capacity of 30,000 BTs per day.
Equipment Requirements:Solar Water Heaters: Must have electric back-up with a storage tank of at least 60 gallons, and must be SRCC OG-100 rated.
Wind: Must be certified by the Small Wind Certification Council
Installation Requirements:PV: Contractor must be a NABCEP Certified PV installer
Solar Water Heating: Contractor must be a NABCEP Certified PV installer or solar heating installer
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Granted to utility for 10 years
Funding Source:Utility Funds
Expiration Date:When funding is exhausted
Web Site:

San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) is providing rebates to its residential and commercial customers for installing photovoltaic (PV), small wind, and solar water heating systems systems. The rebate for PV and wind is $1.00 per watt, and the rebate for solar water heaters is $1,500. Applicants must own the system to qualify for the rebate. Systems leased from a third party are ineligible. 

See website above for more information.

  Member Services - SMPA
San Miguel Power Association
PO Box 1150
720 N. Railroad St.
Ridgway, CO 81432
Phone: (970) 626-5549
Fax: (970) 626-5688
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