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Ohio Rebates

Ohio has some good solar incentives including an installation rebate and renewable energy credits. Here you will find details about the Ohio Solar Initiative and the discounts available to Ohio homes and businesses.

Ohio Solar Incentives Summary

Rebate Type Amount
Federal IRS Energy Tax Credit 30% of total solar installation value
Solar Power Installation Rebate AEP Ohio: Residential Solar: $1.50 watt DC up to 50% or $12,000
Commercial Solar: $1.50 watt DC up to 50% or $75,000
Solar Renewable Energy Credits SRECs AEP Ohio: 2012 to 2013 Solar receives $262.50 per REC
Duke Energy: RECs produced in 2010 received $300 per REC; current and future REC value based on market conditions.
PUC Ohio: 2012 and 2013: $350/MWh; 2014 and 2015: $300/MWh; 2016 and 2017: $250/MWh; 2018 and 2019: $200/MWh; 2020 and 2021: $150/MWh; 2022 and 2023: $100/MWh; 2024 and beyond: $50
Property Tax Exemption City of Cleveland and Cincinnati 100% exemption for up to 15 years
Sales Tax Exemption None
State Tax Credit None

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List of Ohio Solar Renewable Energy Efficiency Programs

  • AEP Ohio (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • AEP Ohio (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • AEP Ohio - Renewable Energy Technology Program
  • American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) - Residential Efficiency Smart Program
  • Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Residential Rebate Program
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio - Home Performance Solutions Program
  • Consolidated Electric Cooperative - Heat Pump and Water Heating Rebates
  • Dayton Power and Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Dominion East Ohio (Gas) - Home Performance Program
  • Duke Energy (Gas & Electric) - Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Firelands Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • First Energy Ohio - Residential Efficiency Rebates
  • The Energy Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
  • Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Gas) - Energy Star Home Rebate
  • Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates

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