Commercial and Industrial

Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

Incentive Type: Corporate Federal Tax Credit

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Hybrid Lighting, Direct Use Geothermal, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Utility

Amount: 30% for solar, fuel cells and small wind; 10% for geothermal, microturbines and CHP

Maximum Incentive:
Fuel cells: $1,500 per 0.5 kW 
Microturbines: $200 per kW
Small wind turbines placed in service 10/4/08 to 12/31/08: $4,000
Small wind turbines placed in service after 12/31/08: no limit

Eligible System Size: Small wind turbines: 100 kW or less; Fuel cells: 0.5 kW or greater; Microturbines: 2 MW or less; CHP: 50 MW or less

Equipment/Installation Requirements: Fuel cells, microturbines and CHP systems must meet specific energy-efficiency criteria

Authority 1: 26 USC § 48

Authority 2: H.R. 1424: Div. B (The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008)
Date Enacted: 10/3/2008
Effective Date: 10/3/2008

Authority 3: H.R. 1: Div. B, Sec. 1103 (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)
Date Enacted: 2/17/2009
Effective Date: 1/1/2009

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Arkansas - Net Metering

Incentive Type: Net Metering

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Microturbines using renewable fuels, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels

Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional

Limit on System Size: 25 kW for residential systems; 300 kW for nonresidential systems

Limit on Overall Enrollment: None

Treatment of Net Excess: Credited at retail rate to customer's next bill; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle

Utilities Involved: All PSC-regulated utilities

Interconnection Standards for Net Metering? Yes

Authority 1: Arkansas Code § 23-18-603 et seq.
Date Enacted: 4/19/2001 (subsequently amended)
Effective Date: 10/01/2001

Authority 2: AR PSC Order No. 8, Docket 06-105-U
Date Enacted: 11/27/2007

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USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) - Grants

Incentive Type: Federal Grant Program

Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Yes; specific technologies not identified

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Renewable Transportation Fuels, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Hydrogen, Direct-Use Geothermal, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Renewable Fuels, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Rural Electric Cooperative, Agricultural, Public Power Entities

Amount: Varies

Max. Limit: 25% of project cost

Authority 1: 7 USC § 8106
Date Enacted: 5/13/2002
Effective Date: FY 2003

Authority 2: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (H.R. 2419)
Date Enacted: 5/22/2008

Website: http://www.usda.gov/farmbill  or
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Contact:  Laura Tucker
               Energy Manager
               USDA-Rural Development – Arkansas
               501-301-3284
               Laura.tucker@ar.usda.gov

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) - Loan Guarantees

Incentive Type: Federal Loan Program

Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Yes; specific technologies not identified

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Renewable Transportation Fuels, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Hydrogen, Direct-Use Geothermal, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Renewable Fuels, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Microturbines

Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Agricultural

Amount: Varies

Max. Limit: $25 million per loan guarantee

Authority 1: 7 USC § 8106
Date Enacted: 5/13/2002
Effective Date: FY 2003

Authority 2: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (H.R. 2419)
Date Enacted: 5/22/2008

Website: http://www.usda.gov/farmbill  or
              See in DSIRE

Contact:  Laura Tucker
               Energy Manager
               USDA-Rural Development – Arkansas
               501-301-3284
               Laura.tucker@ar.usda.gov

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