Read about the Solar power Incentives in your area.

Missouri Solar power Incentives

Federal Solar power Incentives

The credit is 26% in 2022 and can save you thousands of dollars on your solar panel purchase. The credit will be reduced to 22% in 2023 and will disappear altogether in 2024 if Congress doesn’t renew it

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

Solar power Incentives

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

What is an eligible area?

  • Businesses must be in located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 residents or less. 
  • Check eligible business addresses.
  • Agricultural producers may be in rural or non-rural areas

Ameren Missouri Solar power Incentives

July 1, 2019-December 31, 2023–$0.25 per watt. An average system is about 8,000 watts. An average rebate is around $2000. Will vary based on system size.

Maximum solar system size for a solar rebate for a Residential customer is
25 kW

Maximum solar system size for a solar rebate for a Commercial or
Industrial customer is 150 kW.

What is net metering?

It is a meter that can measure the flow of electricity in 2 ways.  It measures how much energy comes from Ameren (kWh delivered) when the solar system is not producing electricity like at night.  It also measures the difference between what is generated by the solar system and the customers load. It does NOT measure the solar systems total production. 

As the system is producing electricity, this energy is used to meet the customer’s electric requirements.  If more energy is produced than used this electricity is fed to the utility.  This is typically during daylight hours.  The bi-directional meter records this.  At night when the solar is not producing the customer is using electricity from Ameren.  If the customer produces more that they use they will see a credit on their energy statement. 

Solar power Incentives

Illinois Solar power Incentives

Federal Solar power Incentives

The credit is 26% in 2022 and can save you thousands of dollars on your solar panel purchase. The credit will be reduced to 22% in 2023 and will disappear altogether in 2024 if Congress doesn’t renew it

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

Solar power Incentives

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

What is an eligible area?

  • Businesses must be in located in rural areas with populations of 50,000 residents or less. 
  • Check eligible business addresses.
  • Agricultural producers may be in rural or non-rural areas

Ameren Illinois Solar power Incentives

Once you have set up Distributed Generation with Ameren Illinois, you may be eligible to net any electricity you generate using qualifying renewable resources against the electricity supplied to you by Ameren Illinois or a retail electric supplier. With Net Metering, you can apply revenues from your power generation against your Basic Generation Service costs (Supply Section of the bill) with Ameren Illinois.

The Net Metering Rule requires utilities and retail electric suppliers to provide financial credits for renewable fuel-generated electricity that offset the amounts that otherwise would have been supplied by the customer’s electricity provider during a billing period. For customers served under Delivery Service tariffs DS-1 or DS-2, credits in excess of their monthly usage will be carried over to future billing periods. Please note that switching electric suppliers will cause any accumulated electric supply credits to expire.

Customers receiving service under Ameren Illinois’ Rider NM-Net Metering tariff and use an approved Smart Inverter may qualify for a “Smart Inverter Rebate.” An inverter is a device that changes the output from a generator (like solar panels) from direct current (DC) into the alternating current (AC) used by Ameren Illinois’ electric distribution system. A “smart” inverter is a device that performs the DC/AC conversion and capable of communicating, and being operated, remotely by a third party like Ameren Illinois.

In Illinois, Net Metering customers who use Smart Inverters to interconnect their generator to the utility’s electric distribution system may qualify for a payment or rebate from their utility. The amount of the rebate depends on the nameplate capacity of the generator to which the inverter is connected. Click here to learn about the technical capabilities and settings that an inverter must have in order to be considered a “Smart Inverter” in Illinois. If your inverter meets these specifications, and you are a Rider NM-Net Metering customer, click here to fill out your application for a Smart Inverter rebate.

What is net metering?

It is a meter that can measure the flow of electricity in 2 ways.  The meter measures how much energy comes from Ameren (kWh delivered) when the solar system is not producing electricity like at night.  It also measures the difference between what is generated by the solar system and the customers load.

However, the Ameren meter does NOT measure the solar systems total production.  As the system is producing electricity, this energy is used to meet the customer’s electric requirements.  If more energy is produced than used this electricity is fed to the utility.  This is typically during daylight hours.  The bi-directional meter records this.  At night when the solar is not producing the customer is using electricity from Ameren.  If the customer produces more that they use they will see a credit on their energy statement. 

Illinois Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

Solar is hot in Illinois! Here’s why: Illinois is one of just a few states that pay you to generate clean electricity from solar and wind renewable energy systems. The incentive is called a Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC), and it’s administered by the Illinois Shines Program. It’s a perfect incentive for businesses, farms, homes, non-profits, government buildings, others to take advantage of.

Illinois SRECs help those solar system owners recoup their investment. Additionally, SRECs help bring a cleaner and diversified electrical power system to the state of Illinois. Watch the video below.

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