The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors has approved the release of an additional $552,422 in funding available for non-profit and governmental solar energy systems.
The funds come from IID's 2013 solar solutions program budget, which started the year at slightly more than $5 million, according to a press release from the district. Limited solar rebate requests were received from the non-profit and governmental organization customer class for this year's solar solutions program, allowing these additional funds to be available.
Interested applicants from non-profit organizations and governmental agencies are encouraged to apply beginning June 24. The application period will end June 28. Prospective applicants can visit the program's webpage at www.iid.com/solar or contact IID's Office of Energy Management and Strategic Marketing at 1-760-482-3673.
Since the IID solar solutions program began in 2008, the district has provided more than $12 million in incentives for solar energy systems in its service area. Collectively, 385 solar energy systems have been installed (representing all customer classes), generating nearly 12 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy a year.
Note: while IID funds and administers the program in accordance with state guidelines, the district does not install the systems nor recommend contractors for the program.