Helpful incentives from the Energy Resource Division

Financial Incentives Currently Available

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) 07-01
http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm#NOFA_07-01

Interested and qualified parties are invited to submit an application for consideration to increase the use of DER in Ohio with systems up to 25 megawatts (MW) for commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. DER is defined as modular generation technologies that generate and deliver electricity to customers at or near the point of use.

  • Eligible technologies: clean burning reciprocating engines (meeting California standards), industrial turbines, microturbines, innovative use of waste heat, combined heat & power, cogeneration, landfill or biomass methane.
  • Maximum Grant Share and Grant Award: Lesser of 25% of project cost or $100,000
  • Owner’s Cash Equity Requirement: 10% of total project cost

Renewable Energy Program NOFA 08-09
http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm#NOFA_08-09

This program seeks applications to implement renewable energy projects limited to solar electric, wind electric, and solar thermal systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental entities in Ohio.


Residential Wind Energy Incentive Program NOFA 09-02

http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm#NOFA_09-02

This program is available for qualified systems installed for eligible customers through applications submitted to the program by an eligible installer. Eligible customers include all residential customers who are connected to the electric grid and have an active account in the American Electric Power, Duke, First Energy, or Dayton Power and Light service territories in the State of Ohio. Qualified residential wind turbines will have a minimum annual output of 3000 kWh at the average annual wind speed for the site at the proposed hub height.

A list of eligible installers is available on the OEO website.

  • Incentive amount: The lesser of $2.00/kWh or 50% of project costs
  • Maximum award: $25,000


Solar Thermal Energy Incentive NOFA 09-03

http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm#NOFA_09-03

This program is available to offset the costs of solar thermal energy projects on new construction and existing buildings for groups of ten or more affordable and market rate residential housing units in Ohio.

Residential Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Program NOFA 09-04
http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm#NOFA_09-04

This program is available for qualified systems installed for eligible customers through applications submitted to the program by an eligible installer. Eligible customers include all residential customers who are connected to the electric grid and have an active account in the American Electric Power, Duke, First Energy, or Dayton Power and Light service territories in the State of Ohio. Qualified residential solar PV systems will have a rated output of 2kW or more. A list of eligible installers is available on the OEO website.

  • Maximum Incentive: $25,000

Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers NOFA 10-03
http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm#NOFA_10-03

This program, comprising the third phase of the Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers, focuses on the utilization of energy efficiency measures and technologies, including efficient lighting, HVAC and refrigeration, motors, and improved building envelope. Manufacturing facilities that have completed the first two phases are eligible to apply.

  • Incentive and Maximum award: Lesser of 50 percent of project cost or $250,000

Alternative Fuel Transportation Program NOFA 10-05
http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/GrantsLoans.htm

The goal of this program is to increase the availability and use of blended biodiesel or blended gasoline fuels for motor vehicles and to establish blended biodiesel or blended gasoline blending facilities in Ohio.

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