In September 2012, the TVA introduced a new solar PV feed-in-tariff. The TVA will for solar PV production at retail electric rates + a FIT rate for 10 years, and then just retail rates for the following 10 years.
A few important points.
- The FIT is currently set at $.12kWh and will start on January 1, 2013.
- Above is a map of TVA utility area, if you need to know if a site is in TVA jurisdiction, you find a list of all TVA utilities here.
- In order to apply for the incentive, YOU MUST HAVE A SOLAR PV NABCEP ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATION. Here is the TVA Solar PV Installation requirement –>”This new requirement will help ensure that proper safety measures and protocol are taken into consideration when designing a generation system and interconnecting it into the electric grid. Green Power Providers solar and wind systems approved by TVA on or after January 1, 2013, must be installed by an individual with at least entry-level NABCEP certification. NABCEP stands for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, which is the industry standard for renewable energy certifications and is a common requirement for utility incentive programs like Green Power Providers. TVA is only requiring entry-level certification for applications approved by TVA beginning January 2013. Delaying this requirement until January 2013 gives the installer community a full three months to obtain the entry-level certification. For more information, please contact NABCEP directly or visit NABCEP.org.”
- HeatSpring an ONLINE NABCEP Solar PV Entry Level Certification. You can read more about or sign up for the training here. We decided to create an online training because it allows contractors to get their certification without the needed for expensive travel, taking time off of work, and interrupting their lives.
- Click below to read all the detailed FAQs about the TVAs new solar program.