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Black Hills Energy - Solar Power Program

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Savings Category 
Solar Photovoltaics
Program Info
Sector Name 
Black Hills Energy
Program Type 
Performance-Based Incentive
Rebate Amount 

Systems sized 0.5 kW - 10 kW: $0.05/kWh
Systems sized 10.001 kW - 30 kW: $0.05/kWh
Systems sized 30.001 kW - 60 kW: $0.075/kWh
Systems sized 60.001 kW - 100 kW: $0.075/kWh


Note: As of December 15, 2015, the previous 5 kW cap for small systems (10 kW or less) has been removed. The change effects only reservations made on or after that date. Reservations in place now or in a queue as of December 15, 2015 are still subject to the limit on incentives up to 5 kW. 

Black Hills Energy has a performance-based incentive (PBI) for photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 100 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. In exchange for a PBI, Black Hills Energy earns the renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with the PV-generated electricity for a period of time.

All incentive payments are subject to the availability of funds and a pre-installation site inspection. Black Hills Energy has established participation caps for each tier. The status of funding availability for each tier is available on the website above. PV installations are subject to on-site supervision by a NABCEP-certified professional to maintain a 3:1 ratio for the installation crew (one certified installer for every three solar installers). See the program web site for complete details.