U.S. Virgin Islands - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Rebate Program

December 01, 2011


NOTE: As of December 1, 2011, this program is no longer accepting rebate applications. It is closed for the remainder of 2011. This program is not scheduled for renewal in 2012. This information is for reference only.

The Virgin Islands Energy Office's renewable energy rebate program provides incentives for Virgin Islands residents and businesses to install solar technologies and wind turbine generators (the energy efficiency portion of these rebates has expired). The current funding cycle (starting in October 1, 2009) is supplemented with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. There were two sub-programs. The first, called "RENEWABLE & ENERGY STAR" is planned from October 1, 2009 to April 30, 2012. The second is the "RENEWABLES" program (for electric systems) and it is planned from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010. Through September 2010, 121 applications have been processed for wind and solar rebates. To be eligible for these rebates, the equipment must be purchased from one of the approved vendors listed in the program details. Only Virgin Island residents are eligible.

Original receipts are required within 30 days of purchase and all equipment purchased must be operational within the year of purchase. Contact the energy office to verify availability before making purchasing decisions.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virgin Islands
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.vienergy.org/
Administrator: Virgin Islands Energy Office
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Windows
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Wind (Small)
  • Personal Computing Equipment
Incentive Amount: PV: 50% off purchase price (limit 2 kW)
Solar Water Heat: 50% off purchase price
Wind Turbine Generator: 50% off purchase price
Sine Wave Inverter: 50%
Deep Cycle Battery Bank: 50%
Charge controller: 50%
Energy Star Appliances: 30% off purchase price
Electric Water heater timer: 25% of purchase price (no maximum cap)
Maximum Incentive: Solar Systems: $13,300
Wind, or Hybrid Systems: $11,500
Solar Photovoltaic Panels: $7,000
Wind turbines: $7,000
Solar Water Heaters: $2,500
Inverter: $3,000
Deep Cycle Battery Bank: $3,000
Charge controller: $300
Energy Star Appliances: $1000 (residential), $2000 (commercial)
Eligible System Size: Solar Photovoltaic Panels: 2 kW Wind Turbine: 2 kW Solar, Wind, Hybrid Systems: 2 kW
Equipment Requirements: In general, all equipment must be purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands to be eligible for the rebates.
Solar Equipment must be listed as California Energy Commission eligible.
Solar Water Heaters must be SRCC Certified.
Appliances must be Energy Star.
Installation Requirements: Must utilize an authorized installer.


Name: Melissa Carter
Organization: Program Specialist - Virgin Islands Energy Of
Address: #2 Estate Carlton | Suite 3
Frederiksted VI 00840
Phone: (+34) 071-3843
Email: melissa.carter@eo.vi.gov

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.