On January 1, TVA opened the Green Power Providers (GPP) program for 2013, and they are currently approving applications. Under GPP, TVA will buy solar PV generation at 9 cents/kilowatt-hour above the current rate (about 10 cents/kWh). This totals about 19 cents per kWh – nearly double the retail rate!
TVA has implemented a program capacity limit of 7.5 megawatts (MW) for 2013. Currently, TVA has approved applications for over 4.5 MW, over 60% of total capacity. Because 1.5 MW is reserved for systems under 10 kW, the program is 75% full for systems over 10 kW.
If you or anyone you know is interested in installing solar, now is the time to get your TVA application submitted. To get started, contact LightWave Solar. We will provide a free solar consultation to help you decide if solar is right for you. Then, we help coordinate the GPP application, and help secure your approval. TVA program dashboard is updated every Friday and can be viewed here: http://www.tva.com/greenpowerswitch/providers/dashboard.htm.