Updated January 24, 2010
NEW: Income Tax Might Apply
Rebates for items in this program might be considered income and thus subject to the federal income tax. If you receive a rebate totaling $600 or more for any one or any combination of these items – solar photovoltaic system, solar thermal system, wind energy system -- the rebate might be regarded as income subject to the federal income tax. You should consult your tax professional and the federal guidance document available here.
Renewable Energy Rebate Program Summary
Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Solar and Wind Power Rebate Program. We have experienced unprecedented demand for rebate reservations. Rebate requests now far exceed available funding for this program and this program is now closed.
Requests that were received after all available funds were reserved are now placed on a waiting list in the event that funds committed to projects are released through cancellations or new funds become available. Because of the length of this waiting list, however, we do not anticipate reopening this program to new reservations.
Redeem a rebate or check status of a project here: https://epm.virginiainteractive.org/eerenewable/
Mandatory Compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act:
Installing a renewable energy system on any property, historic or not, will require the completion of a “Project Review Application Form”, Sections I and III (below) to ensure compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) or other statutes. Potential rebate recipients are responsible for complying with the Act and can find additional information
- Project Review Application Form -
- Attachment A - SEP and EECBG Undertakings Exempt from Section 106 Review -
- ARRA and Protection of Historic Properties, Section 106 -
Terms and Conditions: Terms and Conditions
Ask a question: FAQrenew@dmme.virginia.gov
Things to Do to Hasten the Review Process:
- Ensure that your invoice and all other documentation is legible! If you cannot read and understand it, neither can we.
- Make sure to complete and submit the Renewable Rebate Program Certification Worksheet.
- Please be sure your invoice includes:
- the project owner’s name and address,
- the exact make and model of equipment used,
- The number of solar panels and inverters,
- the total installed cost of the system, and
- the date the work took place.
- Ensure that required photos are clear and to the extent possible show the entire installation. A close up photo of two modules in a thirty module system is not acceptable. Photos taken with camera phones have proven to be less than ideal. Please feel free to include a photo of each major component of the system.
- Please be sure to include any applicable permits (building, plumbing, and/or electrical) and subsequent proof of inspection. If your locality does not require a permit for the work being performed, please provide some form of documentation to this effect.
- PLEASE be careful that credit card numbers are not visible on your proof of payment! While we do our best to eradicate this private information, we are not responsible if this information falls into the wrong hands.
- Please be careful not to include non-rebate related items (i.e. traffic violations, personal medical records, etc)
Following these tips will help alleviate time-consuming reviews of extraneous paperwork and cut down on the follow-up emails and phone calls to complete the review process and approve the claim for payment.