Washington DC offers rebates for clean energy
The REIP, photovoltaic (solar panels) incentives are on a tiered scale based on the solar electric system rating in DC kilowatt output:
- $3 per watt for each of the first 3,000 watts installed
- $2 per watt for the next 7,000 watts installed
- $1 per watt for the next 10,000 watts installed
The D.C. rebate in addition to the federal tax credit is going to push clean energy system installations into the mainstream in Washington D.C. This is a very generous rebate in my opinion since it bases the amount of money you will receive back from incentive program on DC (direct current) watts versus what the system will produce for you on the AC (Alternating Current) side. Here in California the rebate programs are based on CEC (California energy Commission)-AC, so if you crunch the numbers Californians receive a smaller rebate per DC watt installed then what the D.C. Renewable Energy Incenitve Program offers. Anyways if your in Washington D.C. this is a good time to pick up a clean energy system.