Electric District No. 3 - Solar Rebate Program

June 18, 2015


Electric District No. 3 of Pinal County (ED3) provides incentives for their residential and business customers to invest in photovoltaics (PV). Residential and commercial customers installing PV systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity may be eligible for rebates of $0.20 per watt. Commercial customers can install PV systems up to 20 kW in capacity. In no case can the rebate be greater than 50% of the installed cost. Equipment requirements and other details are available through the link above.

For billing purposes, customer energy usage in kilowatt hours (kWh) will be netted with the customer generation kWh each month. If usage exceeds generation, the monthly net use will be billed according to the applicable retail residential or commercial rate.  A kWh credit can be carried forward to apply to future months payable at time of disconnect at avoided cost of energy rate or ED3 can pay for the credit at the avoided cost for energy on a monthly basis.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.ed3online.org/view/56
Administrator: Electric Distric No. 3
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: $0.20 per watt DC
Maximum Incentive: Residential: $2,000
Commercial: $4,000
Eligible System Size: Residential: 1 kW up to 10 kW AC
Commercial: 1 kW up to 20 kW AC
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Assigned to utility


Name: Larry Yates
Organization: Electric District No. 3 of Pinal County
Address: 41630 W. Louis Johnson Drive
Maricopa AZ 85238
Phone: (520) 424-0417
Email: larry@ed-3.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.