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Q: How can I learn more about Federal and State Programs on Renewable Energy?
A: There is a great deal of information available about renewable energy. There are some excellent web sites that are not trying to sell any one brand or solution. These can be useful. The US Department of Energy web site contains a great deal of information on Federal Programs. The Renewable Energy Project of Alaska (REAP) has information specific to programs and opportunities in Alaska.
Q: What Rebates are available in my state?
A: DSIRE is a comprehensive source for information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives as well as policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the NC Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council funded by the US Department of Energy.
Q: Can I get financial incentives or rebates that will pay for a portion of my system?
A: Yes, they are available depending on your project and its location. You may be eligible for financial and/or tax incentives from state or local governments, local utility companies and the federal government. Federal information may be found at the US Department of Energy web site. For state and local incentives and rebates, go to www.dsireusa.org for a comprehensive summary by state.
Additionally, RES is working with the USDA’s Rural Development Group to develop a template allowing most rural business to immediately qualify for a $20,000 grant towards renewable energy (wind or solar) investments.
These incentives can be discussed during the design phase of your project.
Net Metering effective June 2010
Net metering recently became effective for certain Alaskan rail-belt electric utilities. A pdf listing of utilities required to provide net metering can be downloaded here. Contact your utility for details and conditions to take advantage of net metering of your potential system. Renewable Energy Systems is one of Chugach Electric's first net-metered customers with its wind and solar grid-tied renewable system at 145 W Dimond Blvd in Anchorage.