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Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Renewable Energy Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:$1,000 per peak kW
Maximum Incentive:$5,000 per site
$20,000 per total system per year
Rebate is capped at wattage that meets 25% of customer's annual kWhr use
Eligible System Size:500 W - 10 kW (AC)
Equipment Requirements:Equipment must be new
Installation Requirements:System should be permanently and professionally installed; Site assessment is required before installation
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Farmer's Electric Cooperative (Kalona) offers rebates for the installation of small wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to its member customers. The amount of the rebate is set at $1,000 per peak kilowatt (kW) for both technologies, with a maximum rebate of $5,000. It is only available for systems placed in service after January 1, 2008. Rebates for both wind and solar systems require a site assessment and are subject to prior approval of metering and installation arrangements. Equipment must be new and permanently installed by a professional installer on the customer's premises. Total rebates are limited to $20,000 per year; rebates may be taken in addition to any state and federal incentives.

The utility also offers a special renewable energy purchase program for customer-generated renewable energy, as well as rebates and grants for a variety of different energy related improvement measures. Persons interested in this program should contact the utility for more information.

  Customer Information - Energy Conservation and Renewables
Farmers Electric Cooperative
1959 Yoder Ave. SW
Kalona, IA 52247
Phone: (319) 683-2150
Fax: (319) 683-2506
Web Site:
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