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Title: LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY BECOME A LIPA SOLAR PIONEER! Presented by LIPA


1
LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY BECOME A LIPA
SOLAR PIONEER! Presented by LIPA
2
  • To Review LIPAs CEI Programs
  • Ten year, 355M (Programs began in 1999)
  • Achieve energy and capacity savings
  • Reduce electric bills
  • Provide environmental benefits
  • Stimulate local economy
  • Achieving market transformation

3
Overview
  1. Clean Energy Sources
  2. LIPA Rebates / Solar Incentives
  3. Components of a PV system
  4. Sizing, Costs Savings from Solar Electric
  5. Building Codes
  6. Net Metering
  7. Customer Process
  8. Examples of Installations

4
Clean Energy Sources
  • Solar Electric (Photovoltaics-PV)
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind Energy
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Tidal, Wave, Current
  • Hydropower
  • Fuel Cells


5
Solar Corps
  • RELI with the assistance of LIPA has created the
    SolarCorp group
  • SolarCorp volunteers are a dedicated group of
    Solar Pioneers who have a common theme as they
    all have PV systems on their homes
  • These SolarCorp members are helping others learn
    about the PV technology

6
Long Island- Perfect for Solar!
  • No New York State, Nassau or Suffolk County
    sales tax on solar purchases
  • Highest average sunshine is in New York State
  • Reduces peak summer electricity demand
  • Energy independence no fuel costs
  • No pollution A cleaner environment
  • Safe and maintenance free
  • Eligible for LIPAs rebates

7
olar Incentive Perfect for You
  • Residential customers (up to 10kW) are eligible
    for a 3.75 per watt rebate
  • NYS Income Tax Credit up to 5,000. (Increased
    from 3,750 as of Sept. 1, 2006)
  • Federal Income Tax Credit 30 up to 2,000
  • 15 Year Property Tax Exemption (check with your
    local township)
  • NYS Sales Tax Exemption
  • Net-metering (sell excess kWh to LIPA)

8
olar Incentive Perfect for You
  • Commercial customers (up to 10kW) are eligible
    for 3.75 per watt
  • 30 Investment Tax Credits / 5 Year Accelerated
    Depreciation
  • NYS Sales Tax Exemption
  • Schools, Not-For-Profits (501c3) Government
    customers are eligible for 4.75 per watt
  • LIPAs Solar Pioneer web site (www.lipower.org/sol
    ar) rebate forms have additional information

9
Components of a PV System
  • Solar Modules - Converts sunlight into Direct
    Current (DC) electricity
  • Inverter - Adapts electricity for use by changing
    Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC)
  • Hardware, Wiring, Switches - Ensures the PV
    system is safely connected to home wiring
    utility power lines

10
Types of PV Modules
Thin Film, Amorphous or Solar Laminate
Crystalline Silicon panels
Crystalline, Sun Slates
11
How a PV System Works
Solar modules produce DC electricity, which is
then inverted into AC electricity for use in the
home.
12
Warranties
  • Solar modules typically carry a warranty of 25
    years
  • Inverters typically carry a warranty of 5 to 10
    years
  • Installers typically provide a one to two year
    warranty on installation

13
Energy Efficiency and PV
  • PV is more effective when combined with energy
    efficiency products and conservation
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75 less
    energy than equivalent incandescent. A 15W
    compact fluorescent will produce as much light as
    a 60W incandescent.
  • Look for EnergyStar appliances (clothes washers
    and dryers, refrigerators, room A/Cs,
    dishwashers)
  • Use a non-electric clothes dryer (the clothes
    line!)
  • Unplug electronic appliances when not in use

14
How Much Does a 5000 Watt PV System Cost?
  • System Cost (assumes 7.50/watt)
    37,500
  • LIPA Rebate (at 3.75/watt)
    - 18,750
  • Subtotal
    18,750
  • Federal Tax Credit (30 of sub total)
    - 2,000
  • Subtotal 16,750
  • NYS Tax Credit (25 of subtotal)
    - 4,688
  • Final customer cost
    12,062
  • Produces approximately 6,365 kWh with a value of
    1,126.
  • Divide the 12,062 by 1,126 offers a 10.7 year
    simple payback.
  • Note
  • -Pricing does not take into account projected
    rise in oil and natural gas (electric production)
    prices and environmental benefits
  • -PV system starts paying back immediately with
    potential of up to 40 years of FREE electricity
    for your home or business
  • - A home equity loan may offer additional tax
    benefits
  • -The homeowner now owns a very valuable asset,
    increasing the market value
  • Cost per watt is based upon actual costs of
    contractor self-installed systems


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How Much Does PV Save?
  • Example 5,000 watt (5kW)
  • Optimal 30 to 35 degree tilt / facing south
  • Produces approximately 6,365 kWh/year
  • Saves approximately 66 of the electricity costs
    for average homeowner consuming 9,912 kWh per
    year
  • Eliminates 7,281 lbs of C02 per year
  • 1 kW of PV (with optimal conditions) produces
    approximately 1,273 kWh annually
  • Please visit LIPAs Clean Power Estimator
    www.lipower.org/solar


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The Optimal Installation
  • Optimum Roof Orientation
  • South is best, but Southeast and Southwest
    will also work
  • Ideal Tilt Angle 35 degrees
  • Low or flat roofs yield slightly reduced PV
    output
  • Avoid shading from trees, chimneys and gables

17
How Much PV Do I Need?
  • Depending on your annual consumption (average
    LIPA home uses 9,912 kWh a year)
  • PV System can meet all or a portion of your
    annual usage - Do NOT oversize your PV system
  • The size and orientation of your roof determines
    the maximum number of PV panels you can actually
    install (1 kW 100 sq. ft. approx.)
  • Call LIPA at 1-800-490-0025 to obtain your total
    electricity usage, measured in kilowatt hours,
    the last 12 months (or consult your electric
    bills)
  • Please use www.lipower.org/solar or
    www.lishines.org calculator for system size

18
Building Codes Zoning Laws
  • Visit LIPAs web site (www.lipower.org/solar) and
    follow the links to Local Regulations. This link
    has information for most building permits and
    inspections required by municipalities
  • Permit requirements vary by municipality
  • Inspection by LIPA after installation is required
    to ensure compliance with utility interconnection
    requirements

19
Selecting a Contractor
  • Utilize licensed and insured contractors (LIPA
    RELI web sites lists contractors)
  • Obtain at least 3 estimates
  • Request references from previous installations
  • How many years in business
  • The cheapest estimate may not be the best
    estimate
  • Check with Better Business Bureau and the local
    consumer affairs office

20
PV and Net Metering
  • Residential interconnected PV systems use a
    digital net meter, which replaces the existing
    single dial meter. A green net metering label is
    applied to the meter.
  • Net metering measures
  • electricity flow in both directions
  • on systems up to 10,000 watts
  • (10 kW) connected to the
  • LIPA electric grid

21
1.4 kW PV System North Patchogue
Approximately 120 square feet -12 watts per
square foot)
22
2.88 kW PV System Eastport, LI
23
2.88 kW Net Metered System Shelter Island, NY
24
3 kW PV System E. Farmingdale
Approximately 350 square feet (10 watts per sq.
foot.)
25
4.5 KW PV System Mattituck, NY
26
5.8 kW PV System Miller Place
Approximately 480 square feet - 12 watts per
square foot
27
LIPA RD Demonstration Project 15 kW PV NY
Institute of Technology, Old Westbury
28
LIPA RD Demonstration Project Sunslates 20 kW
PV Jones Beach, Field One
29
Ground Mounted 20 kW PV SUNY Farmingdale
30
Incentive Process
  • 1. You must be a LIPA customer to participate in
    the program. Review LIPAs web site at
    www.lipower.org/solar and RELIs www.lishines.org
    to learn more about PV
  • Contact an appropriately licensed PV contractor
    for an estimate and site evaluation
  • Your PV contractor will help you complete and
    sign LIPAs Net Metering Service Application and
    the PV Rebate Application Form
  • Following LIPAs pre-approval letter, a customer
    (generally with a contractor) has 180 days to
    obtain the permits, complete the installation
    schedule the electrical inspections

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Incentive Process
  • 5. After PV system installation and independent
    electrical inspection, LIPA will conduct an
    interconnection inspection
  • 6. Your contractor will forward all PV invoice(s)
    to LIPA for rebate processing
  • LIPA will issue final approval for system
    operation
  • 8. Incentive check is processed and mailed within
    3 to 5 weeks

32
www.LIshines.org
  • Consumer Resource One-Stop PV shopping
  • Obtain Independent Information
  • Calculate Print Custom Estimate
  • Get Bids from contractors via mouse-click

33
Learn More About PV!
  • Visit LIPAs Web site at
    www.lipower.org/solar
  • Build your own PV system software
  • Obtain program forms/applications
  • Information on the available rebate dollars
  • Consumer checklist
  • List of LIPA approved solar contractors
  • LIPAs PV Monitoring software program on the
    Web

34
Additional Questions?
  • Please visit LIPAs web site at
    www.lipower.org/solar
  • LIPA Energy InfoLine
  • 1-800-692-2626
  • www.lipower.org
  • LIPA Solar Pioneer Manager- Robert Allgor
  • 631-436-5762
  • rallgor_at_service.lipower.org
  • Renewable Long Island (RELI)
  • 631-537-8282 reli_at_optonline.net
  • www.lishines.org

35
Summary
  • Make a positive impact on the environment - PV
    is emissions free
  • Time to go solar is now! Attractive rebates and
    tax incentives are limited
  • Make the world a better place for the children -
    PV is the right thing to do!
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