Bryan Texas Utilities - Solar PV Rebate Program

October 02, 2012


Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU), a municipal utility, offers rebates to buy-down the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to its electricity customers. The standard residential rebate level is $2.00/watt AC and the non-residential rebate level is $2.25/watt AC per customer site each fiscal year (October - September). Actual rebate levels will be determined by utility inspection of the system, and may take into account shading or other factors that affect the efficiency of the system. All customer classes are eligible and the receipt of a rebate does not affect participation in other BTU energy conservation programs. Multi-family housing units are eligible for the program, but applications must be submitted as a combined, single application. The rebate does not cover battery systems. The largest residential system eligible is 3 kilowatts and the largest non-residential system eligible to receive incentives is 9 kilowatts.

Non-residential customers interested in this rebate must call Bryan Texas Utilities for information as the application is not available on the web site. Residential customers may access program materials, including an application, on Bryan Texas Utilities' web site.

Please see the program guidelines and program website for further information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Bryan Texas Utilities
Start Date: 04/2008
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Residential: $2.00 per watt AC
Commercial:$2.25 per watt AC
Maximum Incentive: Residential: 80% of invoice cost or $6,000 (whichever is less)
Commercial: $20,250
Eligible System Size: Residential: up to 3 kW
Commercial: up to 9 kW
Equipment Requirements: Modules and inverters must be new, listed by the California Energy Commission (CEC) Emerging Renewables Program; systems must have a 5-year installer warranty; residential inverters without battery back-up must have a 10-year manufacturer's warranty
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a BTU certified installer, who must be NABCEP certified within 2 years of registering with BTU; Licensed electrical contractors must obtain all applicable permits and perform all electrical interconnections; Shading no more than 20% annually; azimuth and tilt must be within acceptable limits
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Bryan Texas Utilities

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.