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Denton Municipal Electric - GreenSense Solar Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/18/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:PV: $3.00 per AC watt (based on the calculated expected performance of the system)
Solar Water Heater: 50% of project cost
Maximum Incentive:PV: $15,000 per structure
Solar Water Heater: $300 per unit
Eligible System Size:PV >10 kW: customer must contact the DME GreenSense Program Manager for details
Equipment Requirements:Solar Water Heaters must preheat water for a permanently installed electric water heater
Installation Requirements:Installers and contractors must be registered with DME
Program Budget:$120,000 (FY2011)
Start Date:01/01/2009
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Denton Municipal Electric offers rebates to its electric customers for the installation of solar PV and solar water heating systems. The solar rebates are designed for residential and small commercial customers and are available for both existing buildings and new construction. The following rules apply:

  • Applicants qualify only once per 12-month period
  • May require pre-inspection and post-inspection by DME
  • Must be applied for by a home or rental property owner
  • Equipment must come with a five (5) year warranty.

To get the rebate, customers must complete the DME Application for Interconnection, the DME Interconnection Agreement, and a pre-inspection prior to installation of the photovoltaic (PV) system. Post-inspections by DME and City of Denton Building Inspections Division are required on all installations before the issuance of the rebate. Failure to follow these or other requirements of the City of Denton Building Inspections Division may render the system ineligible for the incentive and the system will not be allowed to interconnect with the DME electrical grid. Requests for payment must be received by DME within thirty (30) days of installation. Credits will be made to the electric utility accounts of electric utility retail customers that purchase the qualified equipment. Participating builders that install qualified systems will receive a cash payment. All installations must be for accounts served by DME and must meet all applicable national, local, and manufacturers’ codes and specifications.

The DME Application for Interconnection and the DME interconnection Agreement detail specific requirements for this rebate.

  DME GreenSense Program
Denton Municipal Electric
1659 Spencer Road
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 349-7137
Web Site:
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