Benefits of EV and solar ownership in Arizona

January 23, 2020 | 3min read

Arizona has incentives for qualifying consumers of solar systems and electric vehicles (EV). Anyone who goes solar can additionally benefit from buying an EV. Arizona even has certain special parking spaces that are designated for carpoolers or are those driving an alternative fuel vehicle such as an EV. Both the Salt River Project and Tucson Energy offer rebates and charging rate incentives for qualifying owners of electric vehicles. Furthermore, charging rate incentives can provide lower time-of-use rates for electric vehicle charging. 

Salt River Project (SRP) charging rate incentive

Solar system owners who are served by the Salt River Project (SRP) and own or lease an EV can benefit from the SRP’s electric vehicle export price plan. This plan has no monthly demand charge, and qualifying participants only pay for the electricity they use from SRP. Any excess energy generated is credited at a rate of 2.81 cents per kilowatt-hour. According to the SRP, those who qualify for this plan can save the most by shifting their system to generate as much electricity during the day as possible.

The plan provides a super off-peak rate between 11 PM and 5 AM. In winter months, the estimated price is  5.75 cents per kilowatt-hour, and an estimated 6.11 cents per kilowatt-hour during the summer months. For example, owning a Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid, would take 10 kilowatt-hours of electricity to fully charge the battery. In the winter, a complete charge would only cost 57.5 cents, and during the summertime, an estimated 61.1 cents. For these estimated costs, you are projected to get 60 miles of battery range!

Tucson Electric charging rate incentive

If you are served by Tucson Electric and you own an EV, you may be eligible for a 5% reduction in Base Power and Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustment Clause charges during off-peak time periods. To qualify for this discount, the customer must participate in Tucson Electric’s Time-of-Use or Demand Time-of-Use pricing plans. Additionally, you may qualify for Tucson Electric’s rebate of up to $500 for the installation of a home charging station for your EV. 

Go solar with confidence in Arizona with Freedom Forever

If you’re going solar in Arizona, you can go solar with confidence thanks to Freedom Forever’s 25-year performance guarantee.

We guarantee that your solar power system will meet its promised production amount for 25 years.

Freedom Forever guarantees that the solar system will produce the electricity promised with our 25-Year Production Guarantee.  We will even pay you for any shortfall from our fault. However, your actual savings will depend on your usage and electricity rates in your area.  You should carefully consider if the usage and rates shown in your proposal are appropriate.

What we do if there is a problem. We monitor your system for 25 years. If we detect that its performance is falling short, we’ll contact you and send someone out to fix it. If the shortfall is caused by something that is our fault, we will compensate you for the shortfall. The amount of compensation you receive will be listed in your contract with us.

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