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Renewable Energy Incentive Program for Residents - Low-Income Option

Eligible applicants must meet the following income guidelines.

2013 Income Guidelines:

Household Size Maximum Annual Income
1 $23,915
2 $31,374
3 $38,632
4 $45,991
5 $53,350
6 $60,708
7 $69,067
8 $75,426

Applicants must submit proof of income (paystub, W2, Award Letter, or HUD statement etc.) along with the full application materials.

Incentive Structure Low-Income Option

Solar Thermal incentives are based on a flat rate percentage of installed system cost:

  • Solar Thermal (water heating) system 30% of total installed cost up to $5,000
  • Solar Thermal (space heating) system 30% of total installed cost up to $2,000
  • Solar Thermal (combination) system 30% of total installed cost up to $5,000

Rebates for solar thermal systems are capped at a maximum of $5,000 for applicants who qualify.  Only one REIP rebate per system type may be requested per unique installation address, per program year.

Photovoltaic incentives are based on the combined system rating in kilowatts of Direct Current (DC) output:

  • $3.00/watt for photovoltaic systems, with a cap of  $10,000.

Rebates for all systems are capped at a maximum of $10,000 for each applicant site per program year.

DDOE supports the adoption of solar technology on properties throughout the District of Columbia.

Submission of an application to the program does not guarantee receipt of a rebate or the amount of a rebate.
The program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and incentive rebates are dependent upon funding availability.  Pursuant to Section 209(l) of the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 [D.C. Official Code § 8-1774.09(l)], at any time and without notice DDOE may adjust the rebate amounts of the incentive program to reflect market conditions and the prevailing prices of renewable energy systems.