Tracking system: No formally adopted tracking system
Alabama does not have statewide policies such as net metering, interconnection, or community solar programs to support midscale solar. Electric customers in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service territory may be eligible for utility incentives for midscale solar.
Alabama does not have a net metering policy.
Alabama does not have a standardized interconnection policy.
Third Party Ownership
Third party solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) are not allowed in Alabama.
Alabama currently does not have statewide community solar policies or programs.
State Incentive Programs
|Local Government Energy Loan Program||Department of Economic and Community Affairs||The program offers zero-interest loans to local governments, K-12 schools, public colleges, and public universities for solar systems. Eligible public entities may borrow up to $350,000 per project.|
Utility Incentive Programs
Prospective Alabama customers in the TVA service territory may be eligible for TVA solar incentives.
|TVA: Green Power Providers program||First 10 years: 0.02/kWh above the retail rate; an additional 10 years: retail rate||<50 kW|
|TVA: Renewable Standard Offer program||10-, 15-, or 20-year contracts at a rate that escalates 5% annually||50 kW to 20 MW|
|TVA: Solar Solutions Initiative||Additional $0.04/kWh for the first 10 years||50 kW to 1 MW
Total capacity: 20 MW
The list below provides some resources for each type of policy or program. Please reference and contact relevant authorities and local utilities for the most up-to-date and accurate information on state and utility policies and incentive programs.