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Wyoming: Off-The-Grid Rebates

Updated on July 27, 2010
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Looking at thie above picture, it is no wonder that folks in Wyoming have chosen to settle here.  This vast landscape of picturesque wilderness would have anyone wanting to slow down and enjoy life a bit.  One of the major benefits to living out in certain area of wyoming is the privacy as neighbors can be rare in certrain areas.  However, supplying a home in the middle of teh wilderness with power for the modern day convienences that we all are used to can be a challenge and be very expensive.  There is a program that is available for those that want a self sustaining off grid system avaible.  You just have to take advantage of it.

Residential Renewable Energy Program

This program allows those who live in remote areas to take full advantage of their natural surroundings and use the wind and sun to power their home.  Rebates of up to $10,000 ($2,000 per Kilowatt AC) are available for the installation of solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal systems.  Because this program allows off-the-grid homeowners to take advantage of it, there are combination solar and wind systems (hybrid systems) that will also qualify when installed to the programs specifications. 

The State Energy Office estimates that as of Jun 30, 2009, over 174 systems have been installed (2010, DSIRE). 

Unlike other rebates, this program requires that the system be installed PRIOR to applying for this rebate.  This means that the construction of this system must be tracked thoroughly with before and after photographs, system specification data, and equipment type.  The scope of the project must also be documented. 

Because this program is so popular there is currently a waiting list for those who are attempting to gain a rebate for their project.  If you wish to fill out the application, you may do so and you be be placed on the waiting list in the order that you have applied. 

 

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