Wyoming, Teton County and the utility companies have a variety of programs available to support renewable energy technologies. We will help you to apply for these and all other applicable programs. Contact us now.
Teton County Energy Mitigation Credits
New construction projects over 2,500 ft2 in Teton County now have to meet amended energy requirements of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. On top of building square footage fees there is a schedule of fees for non-essential building items inculding decorative fire places, pools/spas, heated walkways, etcetera. The good news is that by incorporating energy efficiency measures into the building design Teton County will give credits to help offset the building fees. Geothermal heat pumps, in particular, reap a credit of $5,000.
Below is a list of the available credits in Teton County:
|Energy Efficiency Measure||Credit Amount|
|Geothermal Heat Pump||$5,000|
|Solar Hot Water System||$5,000|
|Solar Photovoltaic System, per kW||$5,000|
|Super Insulated Thermal Envelope||$8,000|
|Zoned Ductless Primary Heating System||$8,000|
|Approved Passive Solar Design||$8,000|
|Average Fenestration U-Factor ≤ 0.31||$8,000|
|Whole House Ventilation with HRVs||$1,500|
|Blower Door Test||$1,500|
Specifics on building fees and energy mitigation credits can be found here.
Renewable Energy Rebate
Note: The funds for this program are currently fully allocated to projects. You can apply to be on the waiting list at this time
|Incentive Type:||State Rebate Program|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Photovoltaics as part of a hybrid system|
|Amount:||PV and small wind: $2,000 per installed kW DC
Geothermal heat pumps: $2,000 per installed ton
|Maximum Incentive:||$10,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less|
|Eligible System Size:||PV and small wind: 20kW DC.
Geothermal heat pumps: 5.5 tons
|Equipment Requirements:||None specified|
|Installation Requirements:||Installers are required to abide with the Davis Bacon (wage) requirements. Grid-tied or off-grid are allowed|
|Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:||Remain with system owner|
|Funding Source:||EXXON funds, and ARRA funds|
|Program Budget:||$2.5 million through 6/30/2012 --- see introductory note in the summary below|
|Program Start Date:||July 1996|
|Program Expiration Date:||Program accepts applications in early June each year|
|Date Effective:||July 1996|
Note: This program was expanded on December 1, 2009 with $2.2 million in federal funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Within 10 days, the State Energy Office had received 332 applications, fully obligating all the ARRA funds. The State Energy Office is still accepting applications and will add them to a waiting list. Contact the State Energy Office for more information about future funding opportunities.
Originally supporting only photovoltaic (PV) projects with rebates up to $2,000, the program was expanded on December 1, 2009 with money from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program now awards up to $10,000 or 50% of the installed cost for PV, wind and geothermal heat pump installations. For wind and PV systems, the amount awarded is $2,000 per kilowatt (kW) DC. For geothermal heat pumps, the amount awarded is $2,000 per ton. Incentives are limited to PV and wind systems of 20 kW DC or less, and geothermal heat pumps with a capacity of 5.5 tons or less. Installers are required to abide with the Davis Bacon (wage) requirement.
As of June 30, 2009 approximately 174 systems have been installed through the program. The program is administered by the State Energy Office a division of the Business and Industry Division of the Wyoming Business Council (WBC).
Both grid-connected and off-grid systems are eligible. Program requirements include an application a copy of the equipment invoice, before and after pictures, and quarterly reports on the system during the first of operation. Residents may apply for rebates for multiple systems, but only one for each technology type.
Wyoming Business Council
State Energy Office
214 W. 15th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-2824
Fax: (307) 777-2935
Web Site: http://www.wyomingbusiness.org
Efficient Appliance Rebate
|Incentive Type:||State Rebate Program|
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:||Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Water Heaters, Furnaces|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||Solar Water Heat|
|Amount:||Clothes Washers: $100
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: $150
Gas Tankless Water Heaters: $150
Solar (Electric or Gas Backup) Water Heaters: $150
High Efficiency Gas Furnaces: $250
|Equipment Requirements:||Clothes Washers: MEF >1.80; WF <7.5
Dishwashers: less than or equal to 324 kWh/year and <5.8 gal/cycle
Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters: EF greater than or equal to 2.0
Gas Tankless Water Heaters: EF greater than or equal to 0.82
Solar (Electric or Gas Backup) Water Heaters: SF greater than or equal to 0.5
High Efficiency Gas Furnaces: AFUE greater than or equal to 90%
|Funding Source:||The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)|
|Program Start Date:||4/15/2010|
Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.
Wyoming began accepting applications for their statewide residential appliance rebate program on April 15, 2010, and the program will run until all the funds have been exhausted. Rebates are not available for products purchased prior to April 15, 2010. Within 30 days of making the purchase, participants must mail in a signed and dated rebate application, a copy of the sales receipt showing the brand and model or item number, and a copy of a utility bill showing the applicant’s name and address.
Lower Valley Energy Incentive Programs
A rebate of $2,100 is available to Lower Valley Energy customers for the installation of a geothermal heat pump.
You can find more information on Lower Valley's Incentive Programs on the conservation page of their website.