Clean Energy Property Rebate Program

February 16, 2010

Summary

Note: The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) began accepting rebate applications on October 19, 2009, and by October 20, 2009, had received applications exceeding the allocated amount of funding for this program. This information is for reference only, funding has been exhausted. In April 2009, Georgia enacted legislation (HB 473) creating the Georgia Clean Energy Property Rebate Program. This program will use funding from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide rebates for investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Projects using solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electric, domestic solar water heating, wind, geothermal heat pumps and certain energy-efficiency technologies are eligible for this rebate program. Systems that take advantage of this rebate are not eligible for the state's clean energy tax credit, but they may be eligible for federal clean energy tax incentives. For more information, see the program guidelines.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.gefa.org/Index.aspx?page=489
Administrator: Georgia Environmental Facilties Authority
Start Date: 5/22/2009
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Daylighting
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Wind (Small)
Incentive Amount: Up to 35% of cost of equipment
Maximum Incentive: PV, solar thermal electric, active space heating, wind: $500,000
Domestic solar water heating: $100,000
Geothermal heat pump: $100,000
Lighting retrofit: lesser of $0.60/square foot or $100,000
Building energy efficiency: lesser of $1.80/square foot or $100,000

Authorities

Name: HB 473
Date Enacted: 4/22/2009
Effective Date: 5/22/2009

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.